Opinion

Comment

Learning disabilities: why nurse support is vital when moving from child to adult care

Study finds service users need key relationships to help navigate next steps

Bias

Why is there such bias in healthcare against people with learning disabilities?

The government’s own research on COVID-19 deaths reveals a shocking statistic

Why trauma-informed care for people with learning disabilities is so important right now

COVID-19 has put more vulnerable people at risk of experiencing trauma

Nurse wearing a face mask – COVID-19 face coverings pose communication challenges for healthcare staff and people who are deaf or have dementia

Face masks: how nurses can overcome the communication barrier and reassure patients

Compulsory face coverings pose particular challenges when patients are deaf or have dementia

Epilepsy

Epilepsy and sudden unexpected death: what nurses need to know

How can you reduce the risk of sudden unexpected death in epileptic people?

Illustration of a young woman with learning disabilities who is needle-phobic and afraid of being vaccinated

COVID-19 and needle phobia: ensuring service users are vaccinated

Trust and consent are key to supporting people to have the vaccine safely

Expert advice

DNACPR notices: what nurses need to know

Nurses’ input can inform a decision about whether to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Editorial

DNACPR notices: learning disability nurses are best-placed advocates for families

CQC report acknowledges vulnerabilities of service users during COVID-19

Mental Health Act reforms: have your say

New law alone will not address unnecessary detentions of people with learning disabilities

COVID-19: will people with learning disabilities fare better in the second wave?

Report reveals service users six times more likely to die than others during the first wave

Image illustrates the online interaction between new nursing students and their lecturer during the first week of term at university

COVID-19: uncertain times highlight the best of learning disability nursing

Nursing students starting university graduate courses face a strange new online world

Young child with learning disabilities being guided by her parent to use virtual technology

Post COVID-19: what will be the ‘new normal’ for learning disability nurses?

Virtual consultations need to be conducted with the same care and dignity as face to face

Free
Picture of COVID-19 notice on a glass door. In the background clinical staff wearing personal protective equipment look after a patient in an intensive care unit.

Injustice on the COVID-19 front line

The pandemic highlights unfair attitudes towards people with learning disabilities and autism

Reviews

job coaches for adults with disabilities

Job Coaches for Adults with Disabilities: A Practical Guide

Nicky Genders looks at a book focusing on the role of a job coach for people with LD

Moulster and Griffiths

Book review: The Moulster and Griffiths Learning Disability Nursing Model

Michael Brown looks at a book focusing specifically on learning disability nursing models

Girls and Autism

Book review: Girls and Autism: Educational, Family and Personal Perspectives

A new book focusing on girls and women on the autism spectrum

Book review: Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism

Lynne Marsh reviews a book arguing that vaccines save lives and do not cause autism

Childhood obesity

Book review: Childhood Obesity: Causes, Consequences, and Intervention Approaches

Community nursing reference guide on nutrition and childhood obesity

Census

Book review: Census

Novel about a dying man on a road trip with his son who has a learning disability

Jobs