Care of a child with down’s syndrome
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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.


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

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