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Domestic violence and abuse: how one nurse’s innovation is supporting people with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities can be especially vulnerable to domestic violence and abuse, and nurses can play a vital role in helping them
People with learning disabilities are especially vulnerable to domestic violence and abuse

People with learning disabilities are especially vulnerable to domestic violence and abuse, and nurses can play a vital role in helping them

  • Nurses have a responsibility to help people who experience domestic violence and abuse
  • A nurse has designed an informative card for people with learning disabilities about domestic violence and abuse and help available
  • Learn about what constitutes domestic violence and abuse, and how abusive relationships can develop
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When primary care liaison nurse Sarah Atkinson discovered a client's history of domestic violence and abuse, she knew she had to find a way of helping her.

‘There was a note saying long-term

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