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Forum’s guide to inform all pre-registration students

27 March 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

Why are we still failing to train all nurses how to meet the needs of people with a learning disability when they are receiving healthcare? As a practising learning...

‘Far too little, far too late’

27 March 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

Channel 4 Dispatches programme Under Lock and Key brought home in heartrending honesty the reality of how people with a learning disability or autism are treated in...

Milestone conference

01 November 1999

Learning Disability Practice

Network

The English National Board annual learning disability nursing conference held in Cambridge this year will be recognised in years to come as a milestone in bringing...

Changing lives through happiness

26 August 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

Ten years ago, support provider Living Ambitions, part of the Lifeways Group, took over support for eight individuals considered ‘the most challenging people in...

Out of area and bottom of agenda

26 November 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

The recommendations in the Mansell reports published first in 1993 and updated in 2007 have not been implemented, despite the scandal at Winterbourne View and its...

How positive behaviour support can reduce challenging behaviour

26 November 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

This article describes the benefits of, and obstacles to, adopting positive behaviour support (PBS) as a philosophy of support in a large organisation that provides...

Better communication can help to overcome care failures

21 March 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

It is a statement of the obvious that, if you have a learning disability, one of your main challenges is communication. You may not have verbal language or, if you...

Valuing People with a Learning Disability

01 May 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Book review

THE AUTHOR of this timely book, a senior lecturer in mental health at the University of Cumbria, offers an accessible and engaging insight into the challenges and...

Framework for Reducing Restrictive Practices

01 December 2013

Nursing Management

Book Review

THE AUTHOR has worked hard at the British Institute of Learning Disabilities to promote a reduction in the use of restrictive practices with patients, especially the...

Framework for Reducing Restrictive Practices

01 October 2013

Nursing Management

Book Review

SHARON PALEY-WAKEFIELD has worked hard at the British Institute of Learning Disabilities to reduce the use of restrictive practices with patients, especially...