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 confident are nurses that they can provide good care?

Aim The study assessed the confidence levels of registered nurses who care for patients with...

Assessing the needs of offenders

The needs of offenders with learning disabilities or difficulties entering prison should be...

Who chooses to be a nurse, and why?

Over the past 30 years, as the type and number of healthcare services have changed, the role...

Exposure to health inequalities as a measure of outcomes

Earlier this year, the authors, all members of the UK Learning Disability Consultant Nurse...

Clinical nurse specialists: a reflection on practice

This article reports on a self-assessment audit of a clinical nurse specialist in health...

Developing a service for clients with dysphagia

People with learning disabilities and dysphagia need specialist support and advice to ensure...

Training care staff in intensive interactions

Intensive interaction is a way of improving communication with children and adults who have...

Person-centred care planning for clients with complex needs

This case study describes one aspect of successful person-centred planning by intellectual...

How people with learning disabilities can help train professionals

In Bradford, the Healthier Lives group, part of Bradford People First, and a local strategic...

Consent to contraceptive treatment among clients with epilepsy

Aim To improve the treatment, care and monitoring of women with learning disabilities who...

Role of mindfulness in reducing challenging behaviour

This article describes part of the evaluation of the mindfulness programme, which has been...

Dysphagia in people with learning disabilities

Dysphagia has a detrimental effect on quality of life, particularly among people with...

Parental perspectives on the care of children with autism

The author of this article, a nursing student, proposes a model of support for families in...

Establishing and evaluating an assertive outreach team

The evidence base for assertive outreach services in the UK is limited. Five established...

Reducing harmful sexual behaviour in adolescents

Children and young people with learning disabilities are over-represented among perpetrators...

Role of carers’ assessments in behaviour analysis

Research has shown positive behaviour support to be effective in minimising challenging...

Enhancing service users’ capacity and capability

This article describes the implementation of an eight-week programme to teach research...

Care of adults with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities

The aim of the research described here was to determine precisely the role of registered...

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