Learning disabilities within mental health services: are we adequately preparing nurses for the future?

@article{Clark2007LearningDW,
  title={Learning disabilities within mental health services: are we adequately preparing nurses for the future?},
  author={Louise L Clark},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={433-7}
}
  • Louise L Clark
  • Published 2007 in Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing
Current government policy dictates that where possible patients who have learning disabilities should be cared for within the framework of ordinary generic national health services, with specialist provision kept to a minimum. The mental health care of this client group may be problematic and diagnostic overshadowing can occur because of complex physical, emotional and behavioural issues. If the government agenda is to be followed, this will have an impact on both the pre- and post-registration… CONTINUE READING

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