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Breast screening: participation of women with intellectual disabilities

01 May 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

The NHS breast cancer screening programme has resulted in overdiagnosis of breast cancer in the general population. For women with intellectual disabilities,...

Improving the respiratory health of adults with learning disabilities

23 July 2018

Learning Disability Practice

respiratory

People with learning disabilities are more likely to die from respiratory tract disease and infections than people without learning disabilities. This article...

Attitudes of nursing students towards people with disabilities

26 January 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Aim To examine whether there is a relationship between the temperament and character of university students and their attitude towards people with disabilities....

Use of mealtime advice mats in special schools for children with learning disabilities

21 March 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

Aim Eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties can have serious outcomes for children and adults with learning disabilities. Carers must adhere to management...

‘Just look at my face’: co-production of a positive behavioural support plan

21 March 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

Service-user involvement is important in learning disability services. Historically, professionals have struggled to involve service users fully in their care, and...

Recognising the value of involving service users with intellectual disability in healthcare planning

04 December 2009

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

The publication of draft quality standards for intellectual disability services in Ireland by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA 2008) includes...

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...

Experiences of acute hospital services among people with mild to moderate learning disabilities

02 November 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

There is a wealth of literature on access to health care for the general population, but there is little knowledge about the experiences of people with learning...

Developing an outcome measure and feedback tool for children with intellectual disabilities

26 August 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

There has been a move in children’s services to encourage greater participation by children themselves in how those services are designed and run. This is equally...

Familiarity and strangeness: a case study of one woman with learning disabilities in the 1940s-1950s

27 March 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

Examining the past reveals links with the present and enables reflection on how things have changed and what has remained the same. This article relates the story of...