Caring for people with learning disabilities in emergency care
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Caring for people with learning disabilities in emergency care

Margaret Sowney Lecturer, University of Ulster school of nursing
Michael Brown Lecturer, Napier University school of community health, Edinburgh, Learning disabilities at NHS Lothian
Owen Barr Senior lecturer, Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster

By focusing on patient journeys through emergency departments, MARGARET SOWNEY and colleagues address some of the key areas of concern in providing care for and discharging patients with learning disabilities, including communication difficulties, consent and assessing needs

Emergency care nurses are expected to be able to care for a range of people with diverse health-care needs.

Emergency Nurse. 14, 2, 23-30. doi: 10.7748/en2006.05.14.2.23.c1225

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