Opinion

Comment

COVID-19 and learning disabilities: reach out and connect

Clear communication on safeguards is vital for vulnerable people during the pandemic

Ethan Saylor

Planet Rachael: we must unite to protect the lives of people with learning disabilities

Black Lives Matter has shown how powerful a social movement for change can be

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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

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Coping with the death of a colleague: advice and support for nurses

How to deal with bereavement at work and where to go for support

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Image of a young woman looking out of the window while in isolation

Planet Rachael: what’s new about our COVID-19 world?

Wendy Johnson observes that being in isolation is all too familiar to a neuroatypical person

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Students

Could student changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic signal a permanent change?

Final-placement nursing students could permanently become a full part of the workforce

Editorial

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

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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

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Image shows learning disability servicer user sneezing in to a tissue

COVID-19: advice is available for you and your client

Global pandemic means that learning disability nursing ‘reset’ may have to wait

Illustration of pound sign with graduate cap on depicting grants for learning disability nursing students

Student finance: one of several reasons for optimism in 2020

After years of stagnation and decline this year has started with some positives

Image show campaigner Paula McGowan speaking at a conference with an image of her son Oliver behind her

Compulsory learning disability training for all NHS staff is long overdue

Government announces £1.4 million scheme in England thanks to campaign by one brave mother

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