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.

Managing clients placed far away from their communities

Background The number of people with learning disabilities and significant health needs who...

The Anger Box: Sensory Turmoil and Pain in Autism

I REVIEWED this book with another on the same subject and thought at first that...

Clinical Work with Substance-Abusing Clients

FOCUSING ON the clinical care of substance-misusing patients, this extensively...

Autism Breakthrough

WITH 17 chapters over almost 370 pages, this book may appear daunting. However its...

Service users’ perspectives on sex and sexuality

Background People with intellectual disabilities have the same sexual needs as the rest of...

Making sure all nurses understand the needs of clients

In recent years learning disability nurses have had to demonstrate the viability of their...

Out of area and bottom of agenda

The recommendations in the Mansell reports published first in 1993 and updated in 2007 have...

Winterbourne View hospital and the social psychology of abuse

The abuse of adults with learning disabilities at Winterbourne View by staff with no...

Struggle for self-determination among service users in Norway

By the end of 1991, institutional care for people with learning disabilities ended in Norway...

A Different Kettle of Fish

THE AUTHOR of this book, a final-year physics student at the time of writing, has...

Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care

INTENDED PRIMARILY for learning disability nursing students and untrained...

Sexuality and Severe Autism: A Practical Guide for Parents, Caregivers and Health...

INTEREST IN the sexuality of people with autism has grown over recent years, and...

The Conversation Train: A Visual Approach to Conversation for Children on the Autism...

IN THIS book trains and train travel are metaphors for different aspects of...

Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum...

THIS BOOK is intended for anyone interested in teaching children or adolescents...

Managing constipation in adults with severe learning disabilities

Constipation is common among people with severe learning disabilities but its effect on...

Role of an intensive health outreach team in improving care outcomes

This article examines the development and function of an intensive health outreach team for...

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...

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