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The adult with down syndrome: a new challenge to society

01 September 2005

Learning Disability Practice

Book Review

This very detailed and well-constructed volume examines contemporary issues for adults with Down syndrome and explores the challenges society must address to meet...

Role call

01 June 2004

Learning Disability Practice

Letter

Dear Editor, Debates on the role of learning disability nurses/care management and other relevant professional issues have been raging in the email networks of our...

Can i tell you about asperger’s syndrome: a guide for family and friends

01 July 2007

Learning Disability Practice

Resources

This is a well-written and accessible volume. The author and illustrator achieve a pleasant balance with the use of simple language and a range of everyday images....

Special Olympics: An irish welcome

01 September 2003

Learning Disability Practice

Positive images

‘See my abilities not my disabilities.’ With these words, Rita Lawlor opened the 11th Special Olympics World Games 2003 in Croke Park, Dublin. Her inspiring words...

An international evaluation of networks and networking in learning disability nursing

05 October 2009

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

This article presents the findings of a study of the networking activities of 665 learning disability and intellectual disability nurses in the UK and the Republic...

Exploring Orem’s self-care deficit nursing theory in learning disability nursing: Philosophical parity paper: part 1

01 May 2004

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Orem’s self-care deficit nursing theory (Orem 2001) is widely used and accepted by nurses (Taylor 2002) and is one of the most frequently used theories in general...

Exploring Orem’s self-care model in learning disability nursing: Practical application paper: part 2

01 May 2004

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The development of nursing knowledge has been a theme in general nursing literature for the past 30 years. Several theories of nursing and conceptual models of...

Enhancing the experience of people with intellectual disabilities who access health care

27 June 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

Increased life expectancy allied to increasing numbers of people with learning disabilities living in the community means that more people with learning disabilities...

Urinary continence promotion and people with an intellectual disability

18 May 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Continence is regarded as a basic need and many continence problems can be addressed and managed effectively. People with an intellectual disability (ID) are at...

Supporting safe eating and drinking for people with severe and profound intellectual and multiple disabilities

24 January 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

This article outlines the difficulties that people with severe and profound intellectual and multiple disabilities may have when swallowing. The article explains the...