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dearth by indifference: can learning disability nursing survive?
John Turnbull Director of nursing, Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust, Learning disability nursing, University of Northampton
If a review of nurse education results in a shift to a generalist preparation, then learning disability nursing could become an endangered speciality, warns John Turnbull
It seems that the rumours have turned out to be true and that the future education of student nurses in England is set for a radical overhaul. This, it is strongly suspected, could bring in a generic form of preparation and see learning disability nursing confined to a post registration specialty (
Learning Disability Practice. 10, 9,36-38. doi: 10.7748/ldp2007.11.10.9.36.c6260