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The abuse of adults with learning disabilities and the role of the learning disability nurse

01 March 2004

Learning Disability Practice

CPD

Abuse is commonly experienced by adults with learning disabilities. This article outlines the different forms of abuse that this group might experience, highlights...

Pen pals

01 December 2008

Learning Disability Practice

Student life

As nursing students we are often asked to write about our interventions and their effectiveness in another’s life. This article explores the learning process that I,...

Student life - Effective information on out-of-hours health care

01 March 2009

Learning Disability Practice

Student life

On a placement in a community nursing team, I was given the opportunity to develop the core content of an information leaflet with the aim of empowering people with...

The Mental Capacity Act and benevolent deception under the guise of ‘best interests’

01 April 2008

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The Mental Capacity Act (2005) provides a statutory framework underpinned by a desire to protect and empower people who are not able to make their own decisions, and...

Friendship, romance and possibly more

01 March 2009

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

We live in a society where markers of success are constantly paraded in every medium. To be a valued adult it seems you need to be good-looking, clever, employed,...

Patients’ rights

01 June 2003

Learning Disability Practice

CPD

Decision making surrounding consent to treatment is a difficult area for nurses. This article discusses the legal aspects of consent to treatment for men and women...

Promoting a human rights approach for people with learning disabilities in community practice

02 November 2009

Primary Health Care

General

Many serious health conditions occur more frequently in the learning disabled population when compared with the non-disabled population. There has been growing...