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National occupational standards and professional requirements 

National occupational standards and professional requirements
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National occupational standards and professional requirements
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10.1093/med/9780199533220.003.0015
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date: 20 October 2019

QA statement of intellectual disability nursing 524

Nursing and Midwifery Council (UK) 526

An Bord Altranais—requirements 528

Codes of practice 530

Unsafe standards of care 532

Recording and reporting 534

Complaints 536

Right to independent advocacy 538

‘Programmes in the learning disabilities branch of nursing prepare nurses to work with people with a range of learning disabilities and with their families and significant others. Learning disability nurses’ work is underpinned by the concepts of partnership, inclusion and advocacy. The role of the learning disability nurse, specifically, is to assist and support people to become and remain healthy, to improve their competence and quality of life, and to fulfill their potential. Learning disability nurses work with people with a spectrum of needs and abilities in a wide variety of settings, often working collaboratively with professionals from a range of health and social care agencies. This support may take place in the National Health Service (NHS), voluntary or independent sector, or in the patient/client’s own home’....

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