8.3 Learning disability nursing
Learning disability nurses may work in any setting where people with a learning disability live, work or learn. This may be in ‘community teams’, residential settings, schools, workplaces, clinics and in hospitals, helping people with a learning disability to access the services they need. Many learning disability nurses work with multidisciplinary teams in local communities, supporting those with a learning disability to live their lives to the full. In this field, nurses could work with children or adults helping them to become as independent as they can be and live fulfilled lives. Often people with learning disabilities are discriminated against and nurses may need to advocate for the people in their care and their families.
Watch Video 9 that shows some of reasons why people might choose learning disability nursing.
Transcript: Video 9