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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...

Good practice in parenting support: a joint education and service improvement project

02 September 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

A growing number of people with learning disabilities are becoming parents, and many of them risk having their children removed from their care. It is difficult to...


01 July 2001

Learning Disability Practice


The aim of this article is to encourage the reader to develop a deeper knowledge base of the issues of continence and its management for people with learning...

The presentation and assessment of mental health problems in people with learning disabilities

01 April 2002

Learning Disability Practice


Mental health problems are more prevalent among people with learning disabilities, though they often go undetected and untreated. The authors provide an up to date...

Genetics -The wider impact

01 April 1998

Learning Disability Practice


THE 20th CENTURY'S rapid develop- ments in the understanding of genetic information has led to a significant shift: towards seeing genetics as a key explanation of...

Care of people with learning disabilities in hospital

01 April 1999

Learning Disability Practice


This article discusses the increasing emphasis on the use of mainstream health services for people with learning disabilities.

Supporting the person with learning disabilities to access primary health care

01 November 1999

Learning Disability Practice

Continuing professional development mental health

Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the barriers that may exist for the person with learning disabilities...

Identification of mental health problems in people with learning disability

01 July 1999

Learning Disability Practice

Mental health

Training care staff about the concept of learning disability

10 June 2009

Learning Disability Practice


This article reports on a study that examined the effect of a one-day training course for support staff on their knowledge about the concept of learning disability,...

Safeguarding vulnerable adults’ liberty: the law

01 May 2009

Learning Disability Practice


In response to a landmark legal case, the government has made changes to legislation in an attempt to uphold the rights of vulnerable adults who are subject to...