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People with learning disabilities and students put on a performance

30 March 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

Social care provider Certitude, which offers personalised support to more than 1,300 people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs across London,...

Open AccessOC06 – Involving parents in their child’s care – where next?

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People

Supplement

Theme: Complex health care and chronic disease management. Introduction: Health policy advocates that professionals involve parents in care and care decisions, yet...

How to collaborate on producing a life story

08 June 2011

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

This article draws on Melanie Chapman’s experiences of supporting Daniel Docherty, who has a learning disability and Asperger syndrome, to write his life story. It...

Enhancing relationships between family carers and professionals

01 July 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Several policies and strategies describe how support service professionals should work with the family carers of people with learning disabilities. This article...

Open AccessOC07 – Why should parents and health professionals collaborate to manage childhood long-term conditions?

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People

Supplement

Theme: Complex health care and chronic disease management Introduction: Interactions between carers and health professionals often have a power imbalance;...

Taking your time: mindfulness for learning disability nursing students

27 June 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

Mindfulness is used increasingly by nurses to help people with a learning disability – and their carers – to manage difficult emotions or situations. It is...

Adherence to oral chemotherapy: a review of the evidence

08 May 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Oncology is rapidly changing. Over the past few years there has been an increase in the number of patients receiving oral chemotherapy, which is often administered...

Developing e-learning materials in mental health: the eMenthe Project

09 February 2017

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

This article describes a European collaborative project that developed master’s degree level e-learning materials for mental health nurses. The e-learning materials...

Does the practice of care planning live up to the theory for mental health nursing students?

09 October 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Care planning should be a collaboration between the service user, caregivers and the relevant professionals. It is based on recovery principles, where clients...

A multidisciplinary approach to mental health care for prisoners

05 July 2012

Mental Health Practice

Feature

In any setting that provides care for those affected by mental health issues, a positive, co-ordinated approach by professionals is essential. The working...