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.

Involving service users in an inclusive research project

This article describes how people with learning disabilities and community learning...

Neurodiversity: accepting autistic difference

‘Insider’ descriptions of living with autism in a world where most people are not autistic...

Helping young people with asperger syndrome

In Ireland, services for people with intellectual disabilities are increasingly being...

Risk of refeeding syndrome in clients with malnutrition

The number of people with learning disabilities being treated in acute hospitals appears to...

Assessing distress in people with intellectual disabilities

Background There are few available tools for screening and assessing mental distress in...

How families perceive the care-giving experience

This article discusses the experiences of families who care for relatives with learning...

Nursing education: the disseminated model

In Scotland, learning disability nursing education is provided by institutions in the...

Sensory processing in people with Asperger syndrome

Some people with Asperger syndrome process their sensory impressions in different or...

Improving services through co-operative learning

This article describes a project in which people with intellectual disabilities, their...

Ensuring clients have the capacity to consent to treatment

Aim This article discusses the evaluation of a consent form for adults with learning...

Dental services for people with learning disabilities

Evidence shows that people with learning disabilities have poorer health outcomes and less...

Dangers of ambivalence: lessons learned from the Nazi era

This article seeks to raise awareness among learning disability practitioners of actions...

Scatolia: positive behaviour support for a client with Goltz syndrome

This article presents a case study of how positive behaviour support improved the quality of...

Ensuring service users can access crucial information

When people with learning disabilities use mainstream healthcare services, they are more...

Grief in the transition from oral to enteral feeding among children

Loss of oral feeding may lead to grief that is unrecognised and unsupported,...

The information challenge: an aid to understanding

Making information accessible involves deciding which format to use and...

Positive behaviour support for a child with severe learning disability

This case study describes the implementation of positive behaviour support by a...

Complexity rating tool to assist care teams

People with complex learning disabilities can be cared for in their homes by their...

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