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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.

self advocates leading person centred planning

Person centred planning is currently one of the most frequently heard phrases....

training to meet the challenge

The need for in-service training to support staff groups working with people with...

The net widens

The National Network for Learning Disability Nurses (NNLDN) is set to become truly...

death counts: the challenge of death and dying in learning disability services

There’s nothing new in declaring that inequality and difference can characterise...

using person centred planning and approaches with children and their families

‘I thought I knew my son so well until we started planning with John. This changed...

publishing in cyberspace: health workers’ use of information

The popular author Terry Pratchett (2001) has an expressive way of writing. For...

health screening

Government reports and practice documents have increasingly emphasised the need for...

nursing and advocacy in person centred planning

The recommendations of Valuing People (Department of Health (DoH) 2001), and more...

measuring the reliability and perceived usefulness of nursing progress measures

The concept of measuring nursing outcomes is complex. Nursing outcome research is...

a joint practice nurse/community learning disability nurse annual health check for...

Moves are currently under way to provide better, more rational and improved...

the impact of control and restraint training on nursing students

The aggression of people with learning disabilities presents a difficult challenge...

Why medication matters

With approximately 600 million prescriptions dispensed a year, it is likely that...

person centred planning and system change

There is always a tension between the kind of planning that professionals must do...

the Tuesday Group: promoting mental health

People with learning disabilities are vulnerable to developing mental health...

developing a guide to mental health for families and carers of people with intellectual...

People with learning disabilities are at greater risk of developing mental health...

improving access to breast screening

The Valuing People White Paper (Department of Health 2001) identified the need for...

person centred planning & the care programme approach

The Valuing People White Paper (DoH 2001) emphasised that people with learning...

the special projects team

Until fairly recently, most people with intellectual disability and challenging...

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