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Nurses without a learning disability qualification can feel unsure of how best to care for patients with a learning disability but simple changes can have a large impact
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This article introduces five small changes that nurses who do not usually work in the field of learning disabilities can make to improve healthcare and reduce avoidable, premature deaths of people with learning disabilities. The changes are small, cost little and enable nurses to creatively meet the needs of their patients.