Learning Disability Nursing
"The reason people become learning disabilities nurses are varied but one thing is universal, they make a vital contribution to the care and welfare of vulnerable people”. (Public Health Nursing Division, 2014, Strengthening the commitment: one year on).
Eating and drinking with acknowledged risks refers to the decision to continue eating and drinking despite the associated risks from having dysphagia. These risks may refer to aspiration, malnutrition, dehydration and choking. This publication is endorsed by the RCN.
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- Aggressive behaviour and learning disability
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- British journal of learning disabilities
- International journal of developmental disabilities
- Journal of adult protection
- Journal of intellectual and developmental disability
- Journal of intellectual disabilities
- Journal of intellectual disability research
- Learning disability practice
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- Tizard learning disability review
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15 Jun 2022
Hear how the history of care for people with learning disabilities has shifted over time, and how community care functions today.
06 Jul 2022
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04 Aug 2022
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07 Sep 2022
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13 Oct 2022
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