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.

Implementing high-quality care for people with complex needs

The demand for quality in health care has never been higher. With growing numbers of people...

Training for staff who care for clients with dementia

Introduction People with learning disabilities are more likely to develop dementia of the...

Experiences of acute hospital services among people with mild to moderate learning...

There is a wealth of literature on access to health care for the general population, but...

Group top-up therapy for service users

Group interventions offer an alternative means of providing psychological support to people...

A collaborative approach to managing sleep problems

The authors present an overview of a collaborative approach to managing sleep problems in...

Importance of role clarity: a critique of the literature

Community learning disability nurses need a clear understanding of the concept of ‘role’....

Breaking bad news to people with learning disabilities and dementia

People with learning disabilities are now enjoying a longer life expectancy than ever before...

Therapeutic relationships in intellectual disability nursing practice

The therapeutic relationship is an interpersonal affiliation between a nurse and a client....

Unique role of learning disability liaison nurses

It is recognised that people with learning disabilities who also have a long-term condition...

Good practice in parenting support: a joint education and service improvement project

A growing number of people with learning disabilities are becoming parents, and many of them...

Overcoming fear with peer support

The article explains how a group approach using class peers in a school for children with...

Physical intervention training for parents and carers

Training staff and paid carers who support people with learning disabilities and challenging...

Breastfeeding of newborns with Down’s syndrome

Despite compelling evidence about the benefits of breastfeeding, little is known about the...

Advice on personal safety for women with learning disabilities

Women with learning disabilities have the same emotional needs, drives and desires and as...

Talking About Down’s Syndrome: Conversations for New Parents

‘CONGRATULATIONS ON the birth of your new baby’ is the welcome message from the...

Caring for people with autism spectrum disorder

Autism is a relatively new diagnostic category that has prompted debate among people...

Staff reluctance to report clients to the police

The reluctance of carers to report alleged offences by people with learning disabilities to...

Time to change the culture of learning disability services

An analysis of organisational culture of health and social care services shows that policy...

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