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Community Learning Disability Nursing
Community learning disability nursing

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (2008) estimated that there are 580,000–1,750,000 people in the United Kingdom who have a mild learning disability and 230,000–350,000 people who have a severe learning disability. Of this population a percentage will require support from a specialist learning disability nurse based within a community learning disability team (Emerson et al., 2001). The prevalence of learning disabilities in the general population is expected to rise by around 1 per cent per annum for the next ten years and to grow overall by over 10 per cent by 2020 (Michael, 2008). Community learning disability nurses work with individuals, families, children and adults, as well as other professionals. It is often the case that ...

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