How learning disability nurses can support self-management for people with asthma
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How learning disability nurses can support self-management for people with asthma

Paula Hopes Learning disability nurse consultant, Swansea Bay University Health Board, Swansea, Wales
Stacey Jenkins Senior lecturer (adult nursing), Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, University of South Wales, Pontypridd, Wales

Asthma is a long-term condition that requires patient education, support and close monitoring. It is important that individuals are empowered and educated about their asthma and supported to self-manage as appropriate. Self-management is a goal that is recommended as an established and effective approach. However, it can be challenging for many individuals, including those with learning disabilities. Learning disability nurses can support individuals diagnosed with asthma to self-manage the condition and should have the knowledge, skills and competence to do so.

Learning Disability Practice. doi: 10.7748/ldp.2019.e1937

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Correspondence

paula.hopes@wales.nhs.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Hopes P, Jenkins S (2019) How learning disability nurses can support self-management for people with asthma. Learning Disability Practice. doi: 10.7748/ldp.2019.e1937

Published online: 26 September 2019

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