The role of technology in learning disability nursing
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The role of technology in learning disability nursing

Daniel Marsden Practice development nurse, East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust, RCN learning disability nursing forum
Anthony Green Nursing student, Bangor University
Tracy March Nursing student, Nottingham University
Sean Ledington Registered learning disability nurse and parent advocate, Dudley

Daniel Marsden and colleagues report on how a group of students has used social networking media to form deeper bonds with clients and interact with members of their team

In recent years, the introduction of smartphones, and the ubiquity of social networking sites, such as Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter, has given learning disability nurses opportunities to form deeper relationships with their clients and debate the future of their profession. This article outlines possible professional development and consultation opportunities that could be available through these media, and suggests that cost savings can be made with little effect on the quality of outcomes.

Learning Disability Practice. 15, 3, 28-30. doi: 10.7748/ldp2012.


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

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