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How I make the emergency department less daunting

Pearce Lynne Health journalist

Lauren Johnston describes her work as a newly qualified learning disability nurse in a pioneering nursing role

For patients with learning disabilities and/or autism, visiting a hospital’s emergency department (ED) can be an especially frightening experience. To address this issue, a Merseyside trust has become one of the first in the UK to introduce a new nursing post to support vulnerable patients when in the ED.

Emergency Nurse. 28, 5, 14-14. doi: 10.7748/en.28.5.14.s11

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