Clinical

Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

How a continuing care team can prevent breakdown of placements

This article reviews a Welsh Government-funded project in which a team of professionals try...

Empowering adults under the Mental Capacity Act

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 states: ‘A person is not to be treated as unable to make a...

Importance of good relationships between carers and professionals

This article presents the findings of a literature review of research into the relationships...

Time to put clients on the payroll

People with learning disabilities have traditionally been excluded from the job market but,...

Using video technology to manage mental health

Individualised recovery values are becoming increasingly important in the care of people...

Enhancing pre-registration education in epilepsy care

This article outlines an approach to enhancing the educational development and delivery of...

When School Says No... How to Get the Yes! Securing Special Education Services for Your...

THE INDIVIDUALISED education programme (IEP) is a system of education for children...

Warrior Mums

IN THIS collection of blogs, 12 mothers with children with learning disabilities...

Helping people cope with bereavement

This article reports on research by the family-support organisation Promoting a More...

Role of peer support workers in care services for young people

The employment of peer support workers by mental health organisations is becoming...

How multisensory relaxation sessions can help service users

Children and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities and complex needs can...

Physiotherapy for service users: a personal account

This article describes the career of a learning disability physiotherapist between 1988 and...

Understanding autism spectrum conditions

People with autism are especially vulnerable to mental health problems such as anxiety and...

Is there a prejudice against practitioners?

Just as there is a stigma associated with people with learning disabilities, there is a ‘...

Psychosocial Nursing Care: A Guide to Nursing the Whole Person

AS A learning disability nurse, I immediately recognised the discussion presented...

Non-aversive care of people on the autism spectrum

This article considers the challenges involved in supporting a man with autism to develop a...

Autism: A Social and Medical History

THIS BOOK demonstrates how attitudes toward people with autism have changed through...

Helping vulnerable people develop and maintain relationships

In the North Somerset Primary Care Trust catchment area, local healthcare guidelines on...

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