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Helping people with a learning disability face dying

David O'Driscoll discusses the importance discussing death with people who have learning...

Planet Rachael: ensure inclusivity when embracing the new digital NHS

Wendy Johnson wants to know whether we should walk before we can run when it comes to new...

Opportunity for black and minority ethnic nurses to showcase their achievements

Community matron Dena Ross, joint winner of the Nursing Older People category at the RCNi...

Understanding the differences between a good and bad death

Retelling past experiences of death in the workplace can help students gain the...

The 'Jack of all trades' nursing role...

Community learning disability nurse, Jade Pearce reflects on her role and the service she...

Planet Rachael: be more dog and live for now

Self-managing at work is a big task. But so are the demands of the job. Wendy Johnson tells...

Why having a named contact is so important for people with learning disabilities

A mother argues why every person with a learning disability should have a named contact.

Planet Rachael: the pain of getting a tattoo

Wendy Johnson's daughter Rachael got her first tattoo following years of talk and no action...

Understanding the behaviours of people with intellectual disabilities experiencing

Valerie Sinason and helping to understand trauma in the lives of people who have an...

Nurses need to professionalise workforce planning as one of the urgent goals for the...

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has called for a new MBA for senior nursing staff, yet the...

Planet Rachael: know when to keep it simple and unambiguous

The nuances and ambiguities of the English language can lead to misinterpretation, so don't...

Positive behaviour support: the practical alternative to the use of restraint in...

As more children who have learning disabilities face disciplinary action at school,...

Planet Rachael: An open letter to prime minister Theresa May

The government’s benefits policy have been a disaster for one service user.

Closing hospitals is not the answer

Changing mindsets and enforcing positive behaviours support can be the most effective remedy...

Perspectives on the future of learning disability nursing careers

At a student-led workshop for the UK Strengthening the Commitment Conference held in Cardiff

Humiliation and people who have learning disabilities

Humiliation can get the better of anyone, but in learning disability practice, it is...

Planet Rachael: A long way from home

Children with disabilities are still being forced to travel unacceptable distances to...

All nurses should be prepared to make reasonable adjustments for patients with learning...

Paying attention to a hospital passport can make all the difference when caring for people...

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