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Secondary health care for people with learning disabilities

30 July 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The current evidence base shows that people with learning disabilities experience difficulties in identifying and meeting their own specific health needs, and in...

Nurses’ views about services for older people with learning disabilities

03 April 2009

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

Aim To explore nurses’ views of the strengths and weaknesses of current patterns of service provision for older people with learning disabilities in relation to...

Nurses’ views about services for older people with learning disabilities

22 April 2009

Nursing Older People

Feature

Aim To explore nurses’ views of the strengths and weaknesses of current patterns of service provision for older people with learning disabilities in relation to...

Older people with learning disabilities Part 2: accessing care and the implications for nursing practice

01 March 2005

Nursing Older People

CPD

In the second of two articles, Robert Jenkins concludes his discussion of nursing care for older people with learning disabilities by considering some barriers to...

Responding to people with a learning disability who offend

30 May 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim This article reports on a small survey conducted in one NHS trust to establish the number of people with a learning disability known by staff to have committed,...

Health action plans for people with learning disabilities

06 July 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes the design of a health action plan included in a care package for a person with learning disabilities. It provides working knowledge and...

Improving services for people with learning disabilities

25 February 2004

Nursing Standard

CPD

People with learning disabilities encounter numerous barriers when using health services. The authors discuss ways to ensure that the health needs of these patients...

Caring for older adults with learning disabilities

20 February 2008

Nursing Standard

CPD

Older patients with learning disabilities have greater physical and mental healthcare needs than the general population. However, because of a lack of knowledge...

Understanding of the Care Act 2014 among carers of adults with learning disabilities

26 May 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

Aims The Care Act 2014 gives carers the right to an assessment of their needs and provides a structure for a more personalised approach to care and support. This...

How to recognise and respond to mental health needs

08 April 2011

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

This article describes a study that examined how the largely unmet mental health needs of people with learning disabilities were being identified and met by a...