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Free Learning Disabilities Supplement

Nurses must ensure that they meet the health needs of people with learning disabilities.

People with learning disabilities often challenge healthcare providers; however, failure to identify and meet this populations' health needs can have tragic consequences. Nurses have a duty to act in the best interest of the patient at all times, and therefore must ensure that they are fully aware of the healthcare needs of those with intellectual disabilities, and provide responsive services.

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In this exclusive Learning Disabilities Supplement, British Journal of Nursing looks at key areas of this topic. These are just a few of the issues addressed in this 40 page supplement published by BJN:

  • Meeting the health needs of older people with learning disabilities and implications for nursing were identified in areas such as health needs, record keeping, medication, advocacy, social aspects, ageing in place, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding, spirituality and end-of-life care
  • Understanding intellectual disability in healthcare practice
  • The concept of transcultural care and identifies issues within intellectual disability nursing
  • Visual symbols in healthcare settings for children with learning disabilities and autism and how this technique can improve the children’s understanding and cooperation when attending healthcare settings
  • How nurses can support both individuals and their carers to engage with and promote programmes of physical activity

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