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The role of learning disability nurses in providing end-of-life care

Graham, Yitka, Wilson, Ruth, Hayes, Catherine, Lyndsey, Stephenson, Wanless, Anne and Baker, Lisa (2020) The role of learning disability nurses in providing end-of-life care. Nursing Times, 116 (12). pp. 18-20. ISSN 0954-7762

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•Multiagency care of people with learning disabilities is common in community-based settings

•The coronavirus pandemic means those near the end of life may be cared for by staff who are not experienced in this field

•Integrating the voice of carers is vital to understanding communication and providing optimal levels of care

•Developing a national role for learning disability nurses with a specialism in end-of-life care would provide
opportunities for shared learning across care settings

•These nurses could ensure patients’ wishes are communicated to facilitate their dying in accordance with their desires

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Depositing User: Yitka Graham


Item ID: 12818
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ISSN: 0954-7762
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ORCID for Yitka Graham: ORCID iD
ORCID for Catherine Hayes: ORCID iD

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Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2020 10:21
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2020 10:30


Author: Yitka Graham ORCID iD
Author: Catherine Hayes ORCID iD
Author: Ruth Wilson
Author: Stephenson Lyndsey
Author: Anne Wanless
Author: Lisa Baker

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