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.

Fatal flaws in care

A senior legal figure in Scotland has called for a reappraisal of the care of the...

developing clinical guidelines on promoting oral health: an action research approach

Over past decades the promotion of normalisation and socially inclusive policies...

the influence of attachment on relationships in caring for people with learning...

This article examines how an understanding of attachment theory can be helpful when...

a tool for increasing participation among pupils with autistic spectrum disorders

The Sunfield Assessment and Outreach Service (SAOS) provides support for children...

Magic mushroom

The mission of the Mushroom Theatre Company is ambitious: ‘To promote and encourage...

Let’s talk about sex

Mark Breslin once came ac ros s a group of women aged from 63 to 83 who couldn’t...

Off limits

Lauren was 24 when the sexual abuse began. She has mild to moderate learning...

assessing capacity: developing an integrated care pathway

The issue of capacity to consent to make decisions took centre-stage last year as...

user-friendly information: does it convey what it intends?

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 was intended to end the discrimination that...

using direct observation to assess satisfaction

Good practice in meeting service users’ needs and wishes is acknowledged as being...

‘We’re all going on a summer holiday’: Findings from a pilot research project on...

There is a lack of research focusing on holidays for people with learning...

Chris’s story: continuing life’s journey

Sevices for people with a learning disability have changed radically over the past...

dearth by indifference: can learning disability nursing survive?

It seems that the rumours have turned out to be true and that the future education...

assessing the health screening choices of women with learning disabilities

The health needs of people with learning disabilities are best met through...

same as you: health issues in women with learning disabilities after the menopause

Rising life expectancy means that more people with learning disabilities are living...

commissioning services: laying the tracks as the train is coming?

Commissioning is a complex process. Since the early 1990s the NHS and local...

learning disability and epilepsy: comparing experiences

Epilepsy is defined as ‘a symptom of a transient brain dysfunction, where there is...

Down syndrome: exploring the knowledge, attitudes and practice of GPs

It is well established that individuals with learning disabilities have more health...

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