Care of a child with down’s syndrome
Lisa Hughes Second-year child branch nursing student, Queen’s University Belfast
Pauline Cardwell Teaching fellow (children’s nursing), Queen’s University Belfast
Lisa Hughes and Pauline Cardwell describe a student’s experience of supporting parents during their son’s hospital stay
The unique healthcare needs of children and their families living with Down’s syndrome are identified; nurses must understand these to be able to help fulfil the person’s full potential in life. The article also explores how working in partnership with the individual and family members can support optimal development.
Learning Disability Practice. 14, 10,14-17. doi: 10.7748/ldp2011.12.14.10.14.c8860Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest