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Learning Disability Practice
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ISSN (Print) 1465-8712
Published by RCNi Homepage  [10 journals]
  • Evaluating the written information about COVID-19 provided to people with
           learning disabilities

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      Abstract: Evidence shows that people with learning disabilities are at higher risk of contracting and dying from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) than the general population. Therefore, it is important for organisations to provide appropriate and accessible public health information to this population to reduce their risk of infection and to support
      PubDate: 2022-08-04
       
  • Developing an end of life care pathway for people with learning
           disabilities through partnership working

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      Abstract: There is ample evidence of inconsistencies in end of life care service provision for people with learning disabilities. In 2013, in response to the findings of the first report of the Confidential Inquiry into Premature Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities, a multidisciplinary steering group - including learning disability nurses
      PubDate: 2022-08-04
       
  • Exploring the knowledge of social care staff about learning disability: 20
           years on

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      Abstract: Background It is important for social care staff to understand what a learning disability is so that they can identify people with learning disabilities and provide them with the support they need. Aim To explore whether there have been changes in the knowledge of social care staff about the diagnostic
      PubDate: 2022-08-04
       
  • How failings in care led to a learning disability training programme for
           all nurses

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      Abstract: The deaths of Oliver McGowan and Paul Ridd shone a light on failings in the care of people with learning disabilities and/or autism.
      PubDate: 2022-08-04
       
  • Solving the integrated care puzzle

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      Abstract: AfC, STPs, SitReps, CHCs… the NHS is notorious for its use of unwieldy acronyms, to the extent the NHS Confederation website has an ‘acronym buster’ with no less than 1,000 commonly used healthcare abbreviations. And here is another acronym to add to that list: ICSs – or integrated care systems.
      PubDate: 2022-08-04
       
  • Our wake-up call to help young people improve their sleep patterns

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      Abstract: Sleep problems are not uncommon in children, but if a child or young person has a learning disability then sleep problems are significantly higher and more complex. Left without intervention, these problems are likely to transition into adulthood. The nurses in my team are all too aware of families who
      PubDate: 2022-08-04
       
  • It’s about time that records of any ‘use of force’ are
           kept

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      Abstract: You may be aware that the regulator of health and adult social care in England – the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – has published a report about the use of restraint, seclusion and segregation for autistic people and those with a learning disability and/or mental health condition.
      PubDate: 2022-08-04
       
  • Are we listening to the seldom heard'

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      Abstract: There is long-standing recognition in the learning disability and mental health sector that autistic people who do not have a learning disability fall between gaps and their needs can go unmet.
      PubDate: 2022-08-04
       
  • Debunking the myths about talking therapies

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      Abstract: In my work as a nurse consultant in mental health and learning disability, and as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist, I have seen positive and significant results in using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to treat anxiety and depression in people with learning disabilities. I have found it to be effective and
      PubDate: 2022-08-04
       
  • Learning disability nurses do make a difference

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      Abstract: Reports about the care of people with learning disabilities appearing in the past few weeks paint a frustratingly depressing picture of a system that is in desperate need of an overhaul.
      PubDate: 2022-08-04
       
  • Specialist nurse shortage is disrupting drugs regimens

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      Abstract: Shortages of learning disability nurses mean vulnerable people in mental health hospitals are more likely to miss important medication, according to a new report.
      PubDate: 2022-08-04
       
  • Learning disability and autism action plan fails to engage nurses

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      Abstract: A government action plan to get people with a learning disability and/or autism out of mental health hospitals overlooks learning disability nurses, according to RCN’s professional lead in learning disabilities.
      PubDate: 2022-08-04
       
  • Can the hope of ending long-term segregation now become a reality'

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      Abstract: Reducing long-term segregation for patients with a learning disability or people with autism has been highlighted as a priority by the NHS in recent years, but what progress is being made'
      PubDate: 2022-08-04
       
  • Supporting a young person with autism and a learning disability through
           transition from child to adult services

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      Abstract: Transition to adult services for young people with learning disabilities and complex needs should be a purposeful and planned process that begins at the age of 14. However, it is often fraught with challenges. This article explores the story of a young person’s transition from child to adult services. It
      PubDate: 2022-06-06
       
  • How one acute hospital responded to COVID-19 in people with learning
           disabilities

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      Abstract: There is evidence that people with learning disabilities are more vulnerable to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) than the general population, but there is a need to understand better how COVID-19 has affected that patient group. This article details a retrospective comparison study exploring the response of one acute hospital to
      PubDate: 2022-06-06
       
  • Reflecting on the care of a person with a learning disability and
           uncontrolled epilepsy

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      Abstract: This article presents a reflection on a case study by a hospital liaison nurse for patients with learning disabilities. The case study details the care of a patient with a learning disability and uncontrolled epilepsy who was at risk of premature and avoidable death. Following frequent hospital episodes, reasonable adjustments
      PubDate: 2022-06-06
       
  • Trusts are missing the mark on accessible information

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      Abstract: Only one in three NHS trusts in England is fully complying with a legally-binding standard to help people with learning disabilities and sensory impairments access healthcare, according to data from Healthwatch England.
      PubDate: 2022-06-06
       
  • Why learning disability and autism training should be mandatory

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      Abstract: From the moment Oliver was born a month prematurely, we knew he was special. There was something about him that drew people to him even as a baby, and this magnetism lasted throughout his life.
      PubDate: 2022-06-06
       
  • Band 7 nurse roles: is it time you stepped up to the next level'

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      Abstract: Many nurses will move from band 5 to 6 during the course of their career. The leap up to band 7 is a major step – and one nurses can spend years trying to make.
      PubDate: 2022-06-06
       
  • Reasonable adjustments: what do I need to know'

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      Abstract: What are reasonable adjustments' And are they legally required' Under the Equality Act 2010, public sector organisations in Great Britain must make changes in their approach or provision to ensure services are accessible to people with disabilities.
      PubDate: 2022-06-06
       
  • Integrated care systems: how will it affect you'

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      Abstract: What is billed as the biggest shake-up in the NHS for a decade in England will come into force next month. Integrated care systems (ICSs) are designed to pool resources between health and local councils, involve voluntary and third sector organisations and encourage more partnership working.
      PubDate: 2022-06-06
       
  • Mental health support: what nurses can do to help young people

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      Abstract: The evidence is becoming ever clearer that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the mental health of children. Data from NHS Digital show the number of children with a probable mental health disorder rose from one in nine in 2017 to one in six in 2021.
      PubDate: 2022-06-06
       
  • Have your say on Liberty Protection Safeguards Code of Practice

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      Abstract: Many of you will be supporting people with learning disabilities who will, for some aspects of their lives, have restrictions placed on them.
      PubDate: 2022-06-06
       
 
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