A century of learning disability nursing
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A century of learning disability nursing

Duncan Mitchell Professor emeritus, Manchester Metropolitan University

What can we learn from the first 100 years of learning disability nursing and is there cause for celebration?

The UK’s first learning disability nurses were registered as mental deficiency nurses in 1919. This term was used until after the second world war when it was replaced by mental subnormality nursing and then renamed mental handicap nursing in the 1970s. Learning disability nursing became the accepted term in the 1990s.

Learning Disability Practice. 22, 1, 11-13. doi: 10.7748/ldp.22.1.11.s10

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