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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...

Why your help is needed to extend the lifespan of people with learning disabilities

How much the Learning Disability Mortality review will be able to shape the future for a...

Planet Rachael: the only way is up

Can 2017 really get any worse than 2016 for the NHS? Wendy Johnson explains why we should...

Mate crime: how to spot it, stop it and prevent it

Putting a name to an increasingly common crime against young people with learning...

Speaking up for assessment and treatment services

Taking on the recovery process following The Winterbourne View scandal and repairing...

Planet Rachael: How far have we come?

Wendy Johnson assesses how much has changed when managing discrimination against people with...

Talking about death and dying

We must ensure nurses are better prepared for difficult conversations with people who have...

‘We do not want your pity’

Is it helpful if workers supporting people with learning disabilities show pity, asks...

Planet Rachael: Be grateful for what you’ve got

People with autism cannot always show subtle emotions, explains Wendy Johnson

Tackling obesity in people with learning disabilities

Rebecca Haythorne says carers need training to help solve this lifestyle problem

How literature has handled learning disabilities

Literature has always been a good source of monsters

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