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Disability discrimination in healthcare services and employment

30 September 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses the meaning and philosophical basis of disability discrimination in health care. It focuses on aspects of language that influence discourse...

Overcoming barriers to best practice in a Belarusian orphanage

29 February 2016

Learning Disability Practice


In August 2015, the authors spent a month volunteering in Belarus with Chernobyl Children’s Trust (CCT), a charity set up by Irish volunteers. CCT focuses on...

International and interprofessional experiences on welfare services for people with learning disabilities

21 March 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

International student exchange is an opportunity to discover and learn from practice in other countries but few students sign up. This article describes two European...

Role of mindfulness in reducing challenging behaviour

28 November 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

This article describes part of the evaluation of the mindfulness programme, which has been run collaboratively by nurses, psychology staff and patients for more than...

An event to promote mental health and well-being for people with a learning disability

19 July 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Mental health

It is known that people with a learning disability can experience higher rates of mental illness than the wider population. The government and the NHS are actively...

The experiences of people with learning disabilities in co-produced challenging behaviour training

20 July 2018

Learning Disability Practice


This article is a co-authored account of the co-production process for the Who’s Challenging Who? (WCW) training intervention and research project (Hastings et al In...

Breaking bad news to people with learning disabilities and dementia

02 September 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

People with learning disabilities are now enjoying a longer life expectancy than ever before as a result of enhanced medical and social interventions and improved...

Fighting for utopia

20 September 2005

Nursing Standard

General article

Jane Campbell uses her own personal experience to campaign for disability rights and to argue her case on assisted dying.

Supporting people across the lifespan: the role of learning disability nurses

26 May 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

Strengthening the Commitment, the Modernising Learning Disabilities Nursing Review, highlighted the importance of learning disability nurses providing support across...

Service users’ perspectives on sex and sexuality

02 February 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Background People with intellectual disabilities have the same sexual needs as the rest of the population, but find the expression of sexuality complex. Methodology...