Implementation of a new framework for practice
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Implementation of a new framework for practice

Gwen Moulster Consultant nurse, Haringey Learning Disabilities Partnership, London
Sarah Ames Nurse practitioner, Haringey Learning Disabilities Partnership, London
Tom Griffiths Lead learning disabilities nurse, Camden Learning Disabilities Services, London

In the second of three articles, Gwen Moulster and colleagues describe the structure of a proposed framework for learning disability nursing, and associated guidance and supporting tools

This article, the second in a three-part series, describes a new framework for learning disability practice. It is intended to empower nurses to update their practice, ensure good health outcomes and improve the care experience of people with learning disabilities, and their family, carers and friends. Devised to help nurses work consistently in a structured, evidence-based and reflective way, the framework takes into account their experience and intuitive skills, and the individuality of each person who has learning disabilities. When referring to the framework, learning disability nurses should ensure that healthcare objectives are based on such person-centred aspirations as well as the nurses’ healthcare goals.

Learning Disability Practice. 15, 7, 21-26. doi: 10.7748/ldp2012.


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

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