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The session focuses on the smallest and least well known field of nursing practice; learning disability nursing.   at Coventry University

Nursing – Learning Disability

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Short Session  Delivered at Coventry University Minimum students: 5

The session focuses on the smallest and least well known field of nursing practice; learning disability nursing.  
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The session focuses on the smallest and least well known field of nursing practice; learning disability nursing.  A learning disability is a lifelong condition which can affect the way a person understands and processes information.  It can affect a person’s communication, and social functioning.   People with learning disabilities are more likely to have unmet health needs, for instance epilepsy, mental health conditions and physical health conditions such as diabetes, constipation and sensory impairments.  People with learning disabilities have a much shorter life expectancy than those without; with people dying on average at the age of 60 years old. 

The role of the learning disability nurse is to reduce health inequalities and work with people with a learning disability and their families to improve access to services, manage and treat health conditions and to support people to reach their potential.  This session provides an insight into the role and profession, including the career opportunities.  


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Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
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