The forgotten families – Impact of a child’s autism on families and carers mental health during the pandemic.

As we reach the end of Autism Awareness Week, Nicky Thomas, a PhD student exploring parental and carer wellbeing for families who care for children with intellectual disabilities at University of Warwick (Warwick Medical School), writes this blog to raise awareness of the challenges of families we may care for where a child has autism. […]

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Summary of a twitter chat: Autism in healthcare: multiple perspectives.

  This was a fascinating insight into a number of different perspectives on autism in healthcare.  This chat follows on from the previous blog. One of the first tweets into the chat was about how easy it is for someone described by healthcare professionals as ‘somewhere on the spectrum’ fell between the gaps when transitioning […]

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Autism and healthcare: multiple perspectives

This blog accompanies a twitter chat on 19 June 8pm UK time. Joining a twitter chat is easy – use your usual provider and follow #ebnjc.  Remember to insert #ebnjc in all your tweets for that. Autism is not one distinct ‘thing’: it is social construction that is often described in a neurobiological way and […]

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The role of nurses and midwives in meeting the health needs of people with learning (intellectual) disabilities

This week’s EBN Twitter Chat, on Wednesday 16th March 2016 between 20:00 – 21:00 hrs (GMT), will focus on the role of nurses and midwives in meeting the health needs of people with learning (intellectual) disabilities. The Twitter Chat (#ebnjc) will be hosted by Ruth Northway (@NorthwayRuth) who is a Professor of Learning Disability Nursing. […]

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The #hellomynameis campaign reaches its 3rd anniversary

This weeks ENB twitter chat on Wednesday the 2nd of March between 8-9pm(GMT) UK will be hosted by Kate Granger a doctor, but also a terminally ill cancer patient. and founder of the #hellomynameis campaign, and will focus on the importance of healthcare workers introducing themselves to patients. Participating in the twitter chat requires a Twitter account; […]

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A Student Nurse Experience of Learning Disability Nursing

This week our EBN Blog Series has focused on Learning Disability with thought-provoking blogs from Professor Ruth Northway, on nursing older people with learning disabilities and Nurse Consultant Jonathan Beebee, on the future of learning disability nursing.  Today we are delighted to share the student nurse perspective on learning disability nursing from student nurse Amy Wixey, a […]

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Older People and Learning Disabilities

This December EBN has been sharing inspiring blogs from across all the fields of nursing and midwifery practice.  This week we are delighted to bring you three contributions from Learning Disability Nursing.  Today’s blog comes from Professor Ruth Northway on the topic of meeting the needs of older people with learning disabilities.  Remember to check out […]

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