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Learning Disability Nurse


Dealing with patients suffering from learning disability becomes a challenge for medical professionals. To deal with patients suffering from these types of disability there is a requirement of a medical professional who is well trained and enough qualified to deal with learning disability patients.

The learning disability nurse has a great role to play in the health care sector. It takes dedication, patience, and excellent communication skills to become a learning disability nurse. Nurses help patients of all age groups to maintain their health live their lives as independently as possible. Nursing professionals also offer support to their families, carers, and friends.

Being a learning disability nurse is quite a challenging job as it includes teaching people the skills to look after themselves and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Nurses draw care plans and monitor the implementation of recommendations and will work in teams with other nurses and health and social welfare professionals.

Helping patients to stay healthy and making sure that they get all types of medical assistance care they need, Apart from this they also help their families and carers to take breaks when necessary.

With an increasing number of people suffering from learning disabilities, the roles and responsibilities of the nurses are also increasing in the same proportion.

The roles and responsibilities of the nurses are mentioned below:.

  • Setting up an expert communication skill to engage with patients suffering from learning disabilities.

  • Understanding the behavior and evidence-based outcomes to develop individual care packages.

  • Coordinating with the healthcare reviews/care plans with other health and social welfare professionals, and completing the appropriate paperwork.

  • Organizing home visits and attending GP clinic appointments to monitor and discuss the progress with patients,

  • Planning events, social activities, and holidays with service users (in supported living settings)

  • Co-ordinating with hospital admissions staff to plan patients' care needs on admission and discharge (e.g. housing and medication)

The patients suffering from learning disability has got a ray of hope as the nurses are helping people to learn the things and look at the brighter side of life.