Teaching good personal hygiene
Siouxie Ovington Staff nurse specialising in learning disabilities, Leicestershire Partnership Trust
David Dalby Senior lecturer, DeMontfort University, Leicester
Siouxie Ovington and David Dal by describe a training session designed to help people appreciate the importance of cleanliness and personal care
Teaching people about personal hygiene and how to keep clean is an essential skill for nurses and other professionals working with people with learning disabilities. This article describes a series of teaching sessions that can be delivered to groups of same-sex individuals. The sessions demonstrate activities that can improve learning and reinforce the importance of hygiene and cleanliness.
Learning Disability Practice. 13, 5,14-19. doi: 10.7748/ldp2010.06.13.5.14.c7820