Journal of Clinical Nursing
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Edited By: Editor In Chief: Cynthia R. King; Editors: Carol Haigh, Mark Hayter, Debra Jackson
Impact Factor: 1.118
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Online ISSN: 1365-2702
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Editor's Choice - June
Promoting the health, safety and welfare of adults with learning disabilities in acute care settings: a structured literature review Caroline Bradbury-Jones, Janice Rattray, Martyn Jones and Stephen MacGillivray
In the 1930’s the average life expectancy for people with learning difficulties was less than 20 years, today it is calculated to be between 58-75 years dependant upon severity of disability. This coupled with the fact that the number of people with learning disabilities is estimated to rise by 14% by 2021 means that nurses in specialities which never previously encountered these individuals in significant numbers.
This makes the paper by Bradbury-Jones et al. all the more pertinent in terms of its usefulness to nurses who work outside of the learning disabilities arena. Not only does this paper provide an overview of the current literature around the experiences of people with learning disabilities in acute care setting it a helpful tally of the issue that acute care nursing should be aware of well caring for people who may have different needs and communication techniques than the nurses are routinely used to. This paper should be recommended to all nurses in the acute sector, as it will raise awareness and serve as springboard for further reading.
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I am delighted to present this virtual issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Cardiovascular disease is one of the fastest growing health problems worldwide. Rates of Stroke, Myocardial Infarction and Heart failure are increasing – as are the numbers of people living with the long term consequences of these illnesses. This creates a number of challenges for nurses, one of which is the associated psychological effect of the physical disease. The management of depression in patients with cardio-vascular illness is a key issue with this client group. The papers in this virtual edition represent important work exploring this aspect of nursing care and provide wide ranging and useful suggestions for the management of depression in both short and long term care settings.
Mark Hayter March 2013