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Psychotropic medication often given in the absence of multidisciplinary assessments

21 March 2018

Learning Disability Practice

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A study examined five years of case records for 106 people who were prescribed psychotropic medications to manage behaviours of concern in the absence of a diagnosed...

Insights into the scale of co-morbidities in people with learning disabilities

21 March 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Journal scan

Research by the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory, which involved reviewing detailed clinical assessments of more than 1,000 adults who were known to health...

Study raises questions about how to deliver training in positive behaviour support

21 March 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Journal scan

A major, multicentre, longitudinal English study has reported on the clinical outcomes achieved for 246 people with learning disabilities, across 23 specialist...

Scottish survey reveals the scale of social isolation and loneliness

29 May 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Journal scan

Social isolation is a potent determinant of poor health, as such its effect on people with learning disabilities needs to be better understood and this will help...

Access to primary healthcare for people with learning disabilities

29 May 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Journal scan

It is well established that people with learning disabilities experience premature mortality, have more long-term conditions than the general population and are...

Specialist nursing input improves hospital care for children with learning disabilities

24 July 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Research news

Challenges persist in ensuring consistent approaches that fully respect people’s rights and which ensure full inclusion and engagement of people and families.

Supporting people with learning disabilities to find work can promote better health

24 July 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Research news

Researchers have collated data from the 1970 British Cohort Study to understand the relationship between economic inactivity, unemployment and learning disabilities...

More evidence needed on mental health treatments for people with severe learning disabilities

24 July 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Research news

People with learning disabilities are at heightened risk of developing serious mental health problems.

Asking the right questions

26 November 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

DURING A British Institute of Learning Disabilities conference focusing on positive behaviour support (PBS), in Glasgow this year, an attendee tweeted to the effect...

Learning disability nursing: how to refocus the profession

10 February 2010

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

It has been found in recent years that the healthcare needs of people with learning disabilities have not always been fully met. The authors suggest that this...
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