#WeLDNs - Tuesday 11th May 2021 8:30pm (GMT Standard Time) #IND21 A Global perspective on Nursing

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This International Nurses Day 2021, we are keen to bring together two global challenges for Nurses working with people with learning / intellectual disabilities. 

Global evidence continues to present a picture where the health inequities experienced by people with learning/intellectual disabilities has a significant impact on health outcomes. In the UK, government reports indicate that people who have a learning disability are up to six times more likely to die from COVID-19 than the general population (Johnson, 2021). A cross sectional study of more than 60 million patients from 547 US health organizations revealed that having an intellectual disability was the strongest independent risk factor for having a COVID-19 diagnosis, and the strongest risk factor aside from age for COVID-19 mortality (Gleason et al., 2021). 

The World Health Organisation recent publication seeks to strengthen Nursing and Midwifery across the world over the next four years in four specific areas:-

  •  Education, 
  • Jobs, 
  • Practice and 
  • Leadership (Iro & McCarthy, 2020)
  • This focus provides an opportune moment for Nurses working with people with learning/intellectual disabilities to work together on an international approach to mitigate these health inequities. 

    One such research project that is reaching out to Nurses across the world is run by US-based Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association to identify challenges nurses face in meeting the care needs of people with learning/intellectual disability and other developmental disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic (Desroches et al., 2021). 

    Results revealed numerous challenges ranging from the individual level to the policy level. Highlights of these findings include: 

  • Individual: Nurses' feelings of fear, anxiety, burnout, guilt, as if they're not doing enough. 
  • Interpersonal: Helping people with learning disabilities and their support staff understand and cope with pandemic-related changes; shift from face-to-face communication to telecommunication.
  • Organizational: Exclusion of LD nurses from agency and public health planning and policymaking; association of LD nursing with medicalization of care
  • Community: Closure of health care offices and/or refusal to see people with learning disabilities for face-to-face visits; lowered standards of care 
  • Policy: Multiple, inconsistent health policy guidelines that do not reflect settings where people with learning disability live and spend their time
  • One overall key theme that emerged is the underutilization and lack of recognition of the importance of the Learning / Intellectual Disability nurse to promote and protect the health of people with learning disabilities.

    A further international survey about the challenges experienced by learning disability nurses meeting the care needs of people with learning disability during the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more or determine if you are eligible to participate please visit this link: COVIDD study.

    This WeLDNurses / International Nurses Day conversation is an apposite to be exploring these health inequities with colleagues across the world and to be consider opportunities and solutions that may be available through working together. 

    References

    Constantino, J.N., Sahin, M., Piven, J.,Rodgers, R., & Tschida, J. (2020). The impact of COVID-19 on individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Clinical and Scientific Priorities. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 10.1176/appi.ajp.2020.20060780

    Desroches, M.L., Ailey, S., Fisher, K.,& Stych, J. (2021). Impact of COVID-19: Nursing challenges to meeting the care needs of people with developmental disabilities. Disability and Health,14, 101015. 10.1016/j.dhjo.2020.101015

    Gleason, J., Ross, W., Fossi, A., Blonsky, H., Tobias,J., & Stephens, M. (2021). The devastating impact of COVID-19 on individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the United States. NEJM Catalyst, 10.1056/CAT.21.0051.

    Iro, E & McCarthy, C (2020) The Draft WHO Global Strategic Directions for Strengthening Nursing and Midwifery 2021-2025. Available online at https://www.campusvirtualsp.org/sites/default/files/7._sdnm_for_paho_01_december_2020_carey_mccarthy.pdf Last accessed 1-5-21.

    Johnson, W. (2021). Why is there such bias in health care against service users? Government research on COVID-19 deaths reveals a shocking statistic. Learning Disability Practice, 9-9.





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    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 20:30
    Welcome to tonight's preparation for tomorrow's #IND21 celebration of Nursing. We are pleased to have an international flavour tonight's #weldns chat. Please say hello and share where you are joining from tonight.
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 20:30
    #weldns Joining from East Freetown, MA, USA!
    @dmarsden49
    11 May 2021 20:31
    @WeLDnurses Good to be joining from Rochester, Kent, UK! #weldns #IND21 https://t.co/tvBimJEM5l
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 20:31
    @WeLDnurses Hello #waves joining in from Northumberland UK #WeLDNs #IND21
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    11 May 2021 20:32
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    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 20:32
    @ross_6479_RNLD Welcome Ross #weldns
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 20:32
    RT @WeLDnurses: If this is your first #weldns chat, feel free to watch the conversation (lurking!), and when ready please reply or comment,…
    @drliberty
    11 May 2021 20:32
    @WeLDnurses Hello from Gloucestershire #weldns
    @RichMunte
    11 May 2021 20:32
    @WeLDnurses Hello, joining from Watford UK #WeLDNs #IND21
    @NorthwayRuth
    11 May 2021 20:32
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    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 20:32
    @ross_6479_RNLD @WeLDnurses #WeLDNs Welcome Ross!
    @Mermcm
    11 May 2021 20:33
    #weldns Marina, lurking (ha like I ever do) in South London, UK
    @IraldaMt
    11 May 2021 20:33
    @WeLDnurses Hello! Joining from London, UK #WeLDNs
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 20:33
    @DrMDesrochesRN @WeLDnurses Thank you, glad to be here :) #weldns
    @Shaun_LDNurse
    11 May 2021 20:33
    @WeLDnurses Shaun here, from Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. #WeLDNs
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    11 May 2021 20:33
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    @EmilyMo73417295
    11 May 2021 20:33
    @WeLDnurses Hello from London #Weldns
    @AbshirSumeya
    11 May 2021 20:34
    @WeLDnurses Hi, I’m a student CYP nurse from Middlesex university, London. #WeLDNs
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    11 May 2021 20:34
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    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 20:34
    @AbshirSumeya @WeLDnurses Welcome Sumeya! #WeLDNs
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 20:35
    #weldns #ind21 Q1 What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an Learning/Intellectual Disability Nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic?
    @EmilyMo73417295
    11 May 2021 20:35
    #IND21 A Global perspective on Nursing with @dmarsden49, @DrMDesrochesRN via #WeLDNs 11/05/2021 http://www.wecommunities.org/tweet-chats/chat-details/5665 via @WeLDnurses
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 20:35
    @DrMDesrochesRN @ross_6479_RNLD Thanks for agreeing to be a #weldns chat host tonight @DrMDesrochesRN our first from outside of Europe!
    @SueBprof1
    11 May 2021 20:35
    @WeLDnurses I'll try that again! Hello from Suffolk #weldns #ind21 (always forget the hashtag!!)
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 20:35
    RT @WeLDnurses: #weldns #ind21 Q1 What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an Learning/Intellectual Disability Nurse during the COVI…
    @martsjourney
    11 May 2021 20:35
    @WeLDnurses Hello everyone !! Twickenham ... home of the rugby lol #WeLDNs
    @EmilyMo73417295
    11 May 2021 20:35
    RT @WeLDnurses: #weldns #ind21 Q1 What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an Learning/Intellectual Disability Nurse during the COVI…
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 20:36
    @WeLDnurses @ross_6479_RNLD @WeLDnurses Happy to be there! Love chatting all things LD/ID/DD nursing! #WeLDNs
    @SueBprof1
    11 May 2021 20:36
    RT @WeLDnurses: #weldns #ind21 Q1 What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an Learning/Intellectual Disability Nurse during the COVI…
    @Marian_asiamah
    11 May 2021 20:36
    @WeLDnurses hello from London! #WeLDNs
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 20:36
    @WeLDnurses Difficulty accessing much needed services for the people we support, day service, enabling, respite to name but a few, but lack of some of these vital services have left people even more vulnerable #weldns
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 20:37
    @SueBprof1 We could refresh the hashtag police, you wouldn't want that! #weldns
    @NorthwayRuth
    11 May 2021 20:37
    @WeLDnurses @DrMDesrochesRN @ross_6479_RNLD Welcome @DrMDesrochesRN #WeLDNs
    @drliberty
    11 May 2021 20:38
    @WeLDnurses Pivoting how we facilitated maintaining contact with individuals family members, PPE and communication needs, integrating new technologies and maintaining safe staffing #weldns
    @dmarsden49
    11 May 2021 20:38
    @ross_6479_RNLD @WeLDnurses It's been tough, that must have put extra pressure on the support required from support services such as your own? #weldns
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 20:38
    #weldns Trying again... Forgot my hash tag! Sorry still new to Twitter. 1) Challenging behaviors have dramatically increased as our services and supports have been disrupted. This has been very challenging for people with LD and frontline staff!
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 20:39
    RT @DrMDesrochesRN: #weldns Trying again... Forgot my hash tag! Sorry still new to Twitter. 1) Challenging behaviors have dramatically in…
    @LorenaHauton
    11 May 2021 20:39
    @WeLDnurses Lorena in Lincoln ??????? #WeLDNs
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 20:39
    @dmarsden49 @WeLDnurses Absolutely, which has been a whole other challenge in itself #weldns
    @Jaypari31744581
    11 May 2021 20:40
    @WeLDnurses Hello, student nurse joining from North London #WeLDNs
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 20:40
    @LorenaHauton @WeLDnurses Welcome Lori! #weLDNs
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 20:40
    @LorenaHauton Welcome Lorena. #weldns
    @SueBprof1
    11 May 2021 20:40
    @WeLDnurses Being able to support people virtually when people have communication needs / little or no online presence. Masks and socially distancing can be a challenge! #weLDNs
    @dmarsden49
    11 May 2021 20:40
    RT @WeLDnurses: #weldns #ind21 Q1 What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an Learning/Intellectual Disability Nurse during the COVI…
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 20:40
    @Jaypari31744581 @WeLDnurses Welcome to LD nursing! #WeLDNs
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 20:41
    RT @DrMDesrochesRN: #weldns Trying again... Forgot my hash tag! Sorry still new to Twitter. 1) Challenging behaviors have dramatically in…
    @RichMunte
    11 May 2021 20:42
    @WeLDnurses As a student nurse, this pandemic has affected the way I receive my learning. Everything is done more remotely now. Stay safe everyone! :) #weldns
    @JuwayriyaOmar
    11 May 2021 20:42
    @WeLDnurses Hello from London #weldns
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 20:42
    @DrMDesrochesRN Yes, we have seen this too, as well as seeing some people settle so well when shielding as there was no demands on them to socialise that when things started to open again, this increased behavioural presentation #weldns
    @MaryReidy11
    11 May 2021 20:42
    @WeLDnurses #weldns lurking this evening because of another engagement ??
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 20:42
    @SueBprof1 @WeLDnurses Do you think that telehealth will be more widely accepted after the pandemic? In the US many believe that it will be here to stay. We worry about its inappropriate use for people with LD. #weLDNs
    @rosemarytumasi
    11 May 2021 20:42
    @niadla @placesforpeople This is great! It is important for nurses as well as patients to be aware of mental health. This shows emotional intelligence which is important in leadership #MDX_EL #WeLDNs #IND21
    @LorenaHauton
    11 May 2021 20:42
    @WeLDnurses I’m not a RNLD (yet) but biggest challenge has been being on the outside of my sons world and care package when have always been so so involved (he’s in resi) Now trying to rebuild #WeLDNs
    @Teodora79972386
    11 May 2021 20:43
    @WeLDnurses All ready #WeLDNs
    @Mermcm
    11 May 2021 20:43
    #weldns Supporting people in different ways - both as a Community Nurse then learning to teach & support students remotely https://twitter.com/WeLDnurses/status/1392201593022558208
    @dmarsden49
    11 May 2021 20:43
    @WeLDnurses From an academic perspective, there have been specific challenges in supporting our students, something that the #keephoLDnon film was inspired by - https://youtu.be/hWQCvQUsc9M #weldns
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 20:44
    #weldns #IND21 Q2 What has helped you to positively cope with challenges and stress brought forth by the pandemic?
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 20:44
    @ross_6479_RNLD Interesting-- that's something to consider-- when the opposite happens and people now need to socialize who weren't comfortable with it previously. I hadn't thought of that before. #weLDNs
    @NorthwayRuth
    11 May 2021 20:44
    @RichMunte @WeLDnurses Has it also affected your placements? #WeLDNs
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 20:44
    @Jaypari31744581 Welcome #WeLDNs
    @LorenaHauton
    11 May 2021 20:44
    @WeLDnurses And as student LD nurse I had to withdraw but staring again in September #WeLDNs
    @EmilyMo73417295
    11 May 2021 20:44
    RT @WeLDnurses: #weldns #IND21 Q2 What has helped you to positively cope with challenges and stress brought forth by the pandemic?
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 20:44
    @Mermcm I feel you! I am in the same boat here as a new assistant professor! #weLDNs
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 20:45
    @dmarsden49 @WeLDnurses As a student of 2 CPD courses that were delivered remotely and Online this has been beneficial in being able to flexibly approach my studies too ;) #weldns
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 20:45
    RT @WeLDnurses: #weldns #IND21 Q2 What has helped you to positively cope with challenges and stress brought forth by the pandemic?
    @Teodora79972386
    11 May 2021 20:45
    @WeLDnurses hello, I'm joining from London #WeLDNs
    @HeidiMckRNLD
    11 May 2021 20:45
    @WeLDnurses Supporting people & their carers with only limited essential face 2 face contact allowed, coupled with PPE barrier & at a time when face 2 face was needed more than ever due to all the usual support networks & resources shutting down. #weldns hello from sunny Norwich UK ??
    @LorenaHauton
    11 May 2021 20:45
    @WeLDnurses Friends and family and supportive leadership at work #WeLDNs
    @rsheridan2390
    11 May 2021 20:45
    @WeLDnurses Having much needed services delayed seeing a resident and when they were seen it was a telephone consultation which was very hard to show their mental health decline. Had to real fight to get a face to face #WeLDNs
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 20:45
    @LorenaHauton @WeLDnurses Glad to hear that you will be re-enrolling! #weLDNs
    @SueBprof1
    11 May 2021 20:45
    @DrMDesrochesRN @WeLDnurses Yes, it feels like it is here to stay but certainly not suitable for everyone. It leaves the inequality gap wide open....yet again! #weLDNs
    @NorthwayRuth
    11 May 2021 20:46
    @DrMDesrochesRN @SueBprof1 @WeLDnurses I think it is here to stay and it can have some advantages but may not suit everyone- there needs to be accommodation of differing needs #WeLDNs
    @RichMunte
    11 May 2021 20:46
    @NorthwayRuth @WeLDnurses Yes absolutely! I have had to cancel a placement because it was a covid ward. I don't want to take any risks. #weldns
    @Mermcm
    11 May 2021 20:46
    @DrMDesrochesRN It’s certainly been a challenge changing jobs (& essentially career) in the middle of a global pandemic ?? #WeLDNs
    @dmarsden49
    11 May 2021 20:46
    @RichMunte @WeLDnurses It's been tough for those studying, I'm sure there will be other students here, that will attest. #WeLDNs
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 20:46
    @JuwayriyaOmar Welcome #weldns
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 20:46
    @WeLDnurses My organisation were really quick in developing a range of staff well-being approaches, group sessions, virtual drop ins etc but also supportive family, friends and my online tribe ;) #weldns
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 20:46
    @MaryReidy11 Good to have you here Mary #weldns
    @AbshirSumeya
    11 May 2021 20:47
    @RichMunte @WeLDnurses I agree it has also been difficult not being able to connect and speak with our peers #weldns
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 20:47
    RT @Mermcm: #weldns Supporting people in different ways - both as a Community Nurse then learning to teach & support students remotely http…
    @Spencer61670857
    11 May 2021 20:48
    Hello, student from Greensboro, NC. It has been hard to see friends with ID not understand death and cope with being high risk while mistrusting the vaccine leading me to worry about them. #weldns
    @rosemarytumasi
    11 May 2021 20:48
    @WeLDnurses Hi I am Rose a student nurse in Stevenage #weldns #IND21
    @NorthwayRuth
    11 May 2021 20:48
    @Mermcm I think moving to on-line learning has been a steep learning curve for many of us! #WeLDNS
    @drliberty
    11 May 2021 20:48
    @WeLDnurses Family, supportive leadership, talks like this where everyone is dealing with the same issues, seeing how individuals with LD I work with have taken it in their stride #weldns
    @Teodora79972386
    11 May 2021 20:48
    @WeLDnurses As a #mdxstudentnurse, it was difficult learning from online lessons as we did not have access to the facilities to help us. #WeLDNs
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 20:48
    @DrMDesrochesRN Another thing many of the people I support who have autism diagnosis have really struggled with the grey areas, things being open but not, or you being able to do some shops but not all, really difficult for there to be such strange rules in place #weldns
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 20:48
    #weldns It sounds like mental health and support continue to be a major concern for people with LD and LDNs and LDN students alike. I think COVID has really exposed existing challenges related to mental health and well being for people with LD and nurses!
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 20:49
    @LorenaHauton Pleased to hear that you are restarting Lorena, you've made such important contributions to the #weldns community.
    @AAebayo
    11 May 2021 20:49
    @WeLDnurses @dmarsden49 Hello! Joining from Surrey #weldns
    @GwenMoulster
    11 May 2021 20:49
    @WeLDnurses #weldns joining from Hampshire
    @EmilyMo73417295
    11 May 2021 20:49
    @WeLDnurses Friends and family, communicating with them virtually and doing quiz nights via zoom! #Weldns
    @AbshirSumeya
    11 May 2021 20:49
    @Mermcm As student nurses, we very appreciative of our placement supervisors and anyone who taught us on the wards even though their workload was already a lot #weldns
    @rsheridan2390
    11 May 2021 20:49
    @WeLDnurses Hands down my family. I can also my work colleagues are like one big family and we have supported each other throughout the pandemic @jcglobalspeaker #weLDNs
    @NorthwayRuth
    11 May 2021 20:50
    @ross_6479_RNLD @dmarsden49 @WeLDnurses Yes - as well as presenting challenges the pandemic has also led to helpful developments for some #WeLDNs
    @SueBprof1
    11 May 2021 20:50
    RT @DrMDesrochesRN: #weldns It sounds like mental health and support continue to be a major concern for people with LD and LDNs and LDN st…
    @Teodora79972386
    11 May 2021 20:50
    @WeLDnurses I'm blessed to have a healthy family where we've entertained each other throughout the pandemic #WeLDNs
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 20:50
    @WeLDnurses @LorenaHauton Yes, im really pleased to hear that too Lorena :) #WeLDNs
    @LorenaHauton
    11 May 2021 20:51
    @WeLDnurses Thankyou. That’s very kind. I very nearly didn’t but my heart isn’t anywhere else. ?? #WeLDNs
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 20:51
    @drliberty @WeLDnurses #weLDNs I love how you have highlighted the positive, especially looking to some people with LD and how they have taken it in stride! I have seen the same with cancer diagnoses and treatment, for example, and am reminded how our mindset is important!
    @NorthwayRuth
    11 May 2021 20:51
    @ross_6479_RNLD @WeLDnurses That’s good to hear #WeLDNs
    @rosemarytumasi
    11 May 2021 20:52
    @WeLDnurses Church meetings on Zoom have helped me and my family, being able to still go to work keeps me busy! #weldns #IND21
    @HeidiMckRNLD
    11 May 2021 20:52
    @DrMDesrochesRN @SueBprof1 @WeLDnurses As long it is used as an alternative option at the choice of the individual, it could have it's benefits in some situations #weldns
    @GwenMoulster
    11 May 2021 20:52
    @DrMDesrochesRN @SueBprof1 @WeLDnurses #weldns so important to support people in a person centred way. Even with new digital approaches we will need #reasonableadjustments
    @dmarsden49
    11 May 2021 20:52
    @NorthwayRuth @DrMDesrochesRN @SueBprof1 @WeLDnurses Agreed and our field of nursing needs to be able to navigate that techcare world. Have you seen this course available here in the UK? Perhaps it's something that could be transferred to the US too? https://www.chimecentral.org/events/digital-skills-clinics-for-learning-disability-nurses/ #weldns
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 20:52
    @ross_6479_RNLD #weLDNs I can see how that is challenging with all of the grey area-- I know I find it confusing to interpret all of the rules we have coming from different government agencies here in the States.
    @SueBprof1
    11 May 2021 20:52
    @dmarsden49 @WeLDnurses This was a really positive piece of work that helped to support not only students but the whole #LearningDisability community #weLDNs #ind21
    @GwenMoulster
    11 May 2021 20:52
    RT @DrMDesrochesRN: #weldns Trying again... Forgot my hash tag! Sorry still new to Twitter. 1) Challenging behaviors have dramatically in…
    @GwenMoulster
    11 May 2021 20:53
    RT @WeLDnurses: Welcome to #weldns chat day with a distinct #IND21 theme with @DrMDesrochesRN & @dmarsden49 Join today, tonight check http…
    @IraldaMt
    11 May 2021 20:53
    @WeLDnurses #weldns At my university, the members of staff have been very helpful, both in helping us to transition to the online learning experience and also in the nature and preparation of the placements.
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 20:53
    @Spencer61670857 Welcome to the #weldns chat Spencer, it's great to have you join us.
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 20:54
    #weldns #IND21 Q3 What strategies have you employed to help people with learning disabilities positively cope during the pandemic?
    @NorthwayRuth
    11 May 2021 20:54
    @ross_6479_RNLD @DrMDesrochesRN I think the fact that rules have been constantly changing has also been challenging for many - what is allowed one day may not be the next #WeLDNs
    @Mermcm
    11 May 2021 20:54
    #weldns definitely supportive family, friends & colleagues And seeing the resilience and adaptability of the people we support https://twitter.com/WeLDnurses/status/1392203857845948416
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 20:54
    RT @WeLDnurses: #weldns #IND21 Q3 What strategies have you employed to help people with learning disabilities positively cope during the pa…
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 20:54
    Is this a similar experience elsewhere around the world? #weldns https://twitter.com/Spencer61670857/status/1392204884204736521
    @GwenMoulster
    11 May 2021 20:54
    RT @LorenaHauton: @WeLDnurses And as student LD nurse I had to withdraw but staring again in September #WeLDNs
    @HeidiMckRNLD
    11 May 2021 20:54
    @ross_6479_RNLD @WeLDnurses Yes agree Ross. Many of our assessments & interventions are related to people being affected by the pandemic I so many different ways. Mental health issues, loneliness& isolation in particular have been a frequent theme #weldns
    @Marian_asiamah
    11 May 2021 20:55
    @WeLDnurses I must say, as a student it has been very inspiring to see so many health professionals coming together and working harder than ever in order to maintain an outstanding service! #weldns
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 20:55
    @NorthwayRuth @DrMDesrochesRN Absolutely, that’s been hard for us all, and what might be allowed this side of the road may not be in the next town (if in a different traffic light zone) #weldns
    @JuwayriyaOmar
    11 May 2021 20:55
    @WeLDnurses Family and I believe having a structure to my day and planing my tasks in advance to reduce stress #weldns
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 20:55
    @GwenMoulster @DrMDesrochesRN @SueBprof1 Welcome Gwen #weldns
    @GwenMoulster
    11 May 2021 20:55
    RT @WeLDnurses: #weldns #IND21 Q3 What strategies have you employed to help people with learning disabilities positively cope during the pa…
    @EmilyMo73417295
    11 May 2021 20:55
    RT @WeLDnurses: #weldns #IND21 Q3 What strategies have you employed to help people with learning disabilities positively cope during the pa…
    @GwenMoulster
    11 May 2021 20:55
    RT @WeLDnurses: If this is your first #weldns chat, feel free to watch the conversation (lurking!), and when ready please reply or comment,…
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 20:56
    @Mermcm Do you know if anyone is collecting stories of the resilience of people with LD during the pandemic in the UK? We see a lot about challenges faced here in the US, but not resilience. #weLDNs
    @Shaun_LDNurse
    11 May 2021 20:56
    @WeLDnurses This little dude. ?? #WeLDNs Companionship has been really important. https://t.co/ACB9q8aGXA
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 20:56
    @WeLDnurses @Spencer61670857 Hi Spencer! So glad you're here :) #weLDNs
    @HeidiMckRNLD
    11 May 2021 20:56
    @MaryReidy11 @WeLDnurses Hello Mary ?? #weldns
    @trishgriffin_ku
    11 May 2021 20:56
    Crucial = strong, visioned Leadership using diverse & inclusive #weldns
    @GwenMoulster
    11 May 2021 20:56
    RT @WeLDnurses: Is this a similar experience elsewhere around the world? #weldns
    @GwenMoulster
    11 May 2021 20:57
    RT @Mermcm: #weldns definitely supportive family, friends & colleagues And seeing the resilience and adaptability of the people we support
    @LorenaHauton
    11 May 2021 20:57
    @WeLDnurses We just adapted our games and fun as can only visit in one room. I think you’ll agree my son found that a positive ???? #weldns (thought would share to cheer you all too) https://t.co/gqdwLDscJo
    @HeidiMckRNLD
    11 May 2021 20:57
    @sailey2 @WeLDnurses Welcome Sarah ?? I am partially lurking ??#weldns
    @HeidiMckRNLD
    11 May 2021 20:57
    RT @DrMDesrochesRN: #weldns It sounds like mental health and support continue to be a major concern for people with LD and LDNs and LDN st…
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 20:57
    @JuwayriyaOmar @WeLDnurses I need this structure, too! We are creatures of habit, aren't we? :) #weLDNs
    @IraldaMt
    11 May 2021 20:58
    @NorthwayRuth @ross_6479_RNLD @DrMDesrochesRN #weldns I think that’s an excellent point. It raises the question of whether we could devise systems which guarantee that we are always up to date with the most recent changes in rules.
    @SueBprof1
    11 May 2021 20:58
    @WeLDnurses Working with the #keephoLDNon team!! Plus the amazing speed at which easy read materials have been produced with the ever changing landscape. #weLDNs #ind21
    @GwenMoulster
    11 May 2021 20:58
    RT @trishgriffin_ku: Crucial = strong, visioned Leadership using diverse & inclusive #weldns
    @NorthwayRuth
    11 May 2021 20:58
    @ross_6479_RNLD @DrMDesrochesRN I was also hearing today of how some people with learning disabilities are very nervous about restrictions easing and re-engaging with their community #WeLDNs
    @shirl_vme
    11 May 2021 20:59
    @WeLDnurses #weldns As a student nurse it was hard for me to adapt to the new learning environment especially when I had a gap year. Almost everything was online and for our practical skills we only had 3 session. It felt like we went in to placement unprepared.
    @rosemarytumasi
    11 May 2021 20:59
    @Marian_asiamah @WeLDnurses We are all in this together! #weldns
    @Mermcm
    11 May 2021 20:59
    I think there is some of that in the work done from Warwick Uni. Anecdotally it’s definitely something I have noted Also they discuss digital literacy https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/cedar/covid19-learningdisability/results/ #weldns https://twitter.com/DrMDesrochesRN/status/1392206908178767875
    @HeidiMckRNLD
    11 May 2021 20:59
    @LorenaHauton @GwenMoulster @WeLDnurses ????#weldns
    @dmarsden49
    11 May 2021 20:59
    @DrMDesrochesRN @Mermcm @KarmelleMaslen and I contributed a piece to this co-produced book for @SteveHardyLDN https://www.stevehardyldn.com/covid-19-book #ebp #weldns
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 20:59
    @SueBprof1 @WeLDnurses I love what you are doing here in the UK with PhotoSymbols! I have been a member for a year now and use it for all of my presentation materials to be inclusive of people with LD and easy to understand! #weLDNs
    @trishgriffin_ku
    11 May 2021 21:00
    RT @GwenMoulster: @DrMDesrochesRN @SueBprof1 @WeLDnurses #weldns so important to support people in a person centred way. Even with new digi…
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 21:00
    RT @Shaun_LDNurse: @WeLDnurses This little dude. ?? #WeLDNs Companionship has been really important. https://t.co/ACB9q8aGXA
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 21:00
    @NorthwayRuth @DrMDesrochesRN Yes, I was talking to a guy who is getting really stressed about people mixing and the risks this causes, it has raised his anxiety somewhat #weldns
    @dmarsden49
    11 May 2021 21:00
    @Shaun_LDNurse @WeLDnurses Good to have you here Shaun #weldns
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 21:00
    RT @trishgriffin_ku: Crucial = strong, visioned Leadership using diverse & inclusive #weldns
    @drliberty
    11 May 2021 21:00
    @WeLDnurses We were writing social stories and scripts every other day with all the changes in guidance, increasing activity on site as well as employing technology such as WhatsApp to maintain contact with families #weldns
    @LorenaHauton
    11 May 2021 21:01
    @dmarsden49 @DrMDesrochesRN @Mermcm @KarmelleMaslen @SteveHardyLDN Our story is in here (look for Darens story - name changed) #weldns
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 21:01
    @dmarsden49 @Mermcm @KarmelleMaslen @SteveHardyLDN Wow! This is an amazing catalogue of experiences of COVID-19 during the pandemic in so many countries! #weLDNs
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 21:01
    @IraldaMt @NorthwayRuth @ross_6479_RNLD @DrMDesrochesRN A very perceptive point, do you think it's possible? If so how would we do it? #weldns
    @claudio_sergi
    11 May 2021 21:01
    The pandemic shook us out of the regular and made space for new ideas so we can grow #weldns
    @SueBprof1
    11 May 2021 21:02
    @NorthwayRuth @ross_6479_RNLD @DrMDesrochesRN Yes, I am trying to re-engage people who are really fearful #weLDNs #ind21
    @HeidiMckRNLD
    11 May 2021 21:02
    @NorthwayRuth @GwenMoulster @ross_6479_RNLD @DrMDesrochesRN It's been dizzying keeping up for most, let alone if you have a learning disability! #WeLDNs
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 21:02
    #ebp #weldns https://twitter.com/Mermcm/status/1392207675950260228
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 21:03
    #weldns #IND21 Q4 How has the use of telehealth been going for you? Do you have any tips for assisting people with learning disabilities and their health care providers to use telehealth effectively?
    @JuwayriyaOmar
    11 May 2021 21:03
    @WeLDnurses It was hard to go into placement without proper practise at university so I felt very overwhelmed. #weldns
    @EmilyMo73417295
    11 May 2021 21:03
    @WeLDnurses Helping the person to understand the changes, continue to provide calm and reassuring support to them. Encourage the establishing daily routines, for example exercise and to explain in simple terms why there is change in order for us to keep them safe, and aware! #Weldns
    @shirl_vme
    11 May 2021 21:03
    @WeLDnurses #weldns Support of my family, having a small session everyday to focus on myself (yoga, self care), jogging in the mornings
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 21:03
    @HeidiMckRNLD @NorthwayRuth @GwenMoulster @DrMDesrochesRN It’s taken me quite some time to navigate the rules on the different websites, it’s been a real challenge! #weldns
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 21:03
    The @Photosymbols team are a great help and have been a great support to @WeLDnurses over the years. #weldns https://twitter.com/DrMDesrochesRN/status/1392207832594911240
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 21:03
    @Mermcm #weLDNS Oh my goodness, even just the most recent report is far more than anything we have here in the US! I am envious of the organization and initiative around LD nursing that you have in the UK. I can't wait to dig in to these studies. Thank you for sharing!
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 21:03
    RT @WeLDnurses: #weldns #IND21 Q4 How has the use of telehealth been going for you? Do you have any tips for assisting people with learning…
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 21:04
    RT @shirl_vme: @WeLDnurses #weldns Support of my family, having a small session everyday to focus on myself (yoga, self care), jogging in t…
    @SueBprof1
    11 May 2021 21:04
    @DrMDesrochesRN @WeLDnurses @Photosymbols are fabulous and so are https://suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/ #weLDNs #ind21
    @AbshirSumeya
    11 May 2021 21:04
    @WeLDnurses Family and friends have kept me motivated by reminding me that my end goal is to better the quality of the lives of many children and and young people whenever it got hard #weldns
    @Spencer61670857
    11 May 2021 21:05
    I think there’s a thin line between trying to fix people and infringing on their individualism and organizations get bad reputations when they infringe on that right/get this important piece wrong... #weldns
    @NorthwayRuth
    11 May 2021 21:05
    @IraldaMt @ross_6479_RNLD @DrMDesrochesRN There has also been a challenge trying to make sure changing regulations are transferred into easy read formats as quickly as possible given that they have been rapidly changing #WeLDNs
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 21:05
    Thanks for sharing Sue! #ebp #weldns https://twitter.com/SueBprof1/status/1392209121550782467
    @GwenMoulster
    11 May 2021 21:05
    RT @DrMDesrochesRN: #weldns It sounds like mental health and support continue to be a major concern for people with LD and LDNs and LDN st…
    @GwenMoulster
    11 May 2021 21:05
    RT @Mermcm: #weldns Supporting people in different ways - both as a Community Nurse then learning to teach & support students remotely
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 21:05
    @WeLDnurses We’ve used some flashcards, giving prep ahead of call/meeting, writing letters in between, we’ve had some great successes but also recognition that for some people it doesn’t work. #weldns
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 21:06
    @SueBprof1 @WeLDnurses @Photosymbols Thank you for sharing! I see there are stories included here also! I look forward to learning more about Suffolk Ordinary Lives at this web site! #weLDNs
    @SueBprof1
    11 May 2021 21:06
    @WeLDnurses Easy read, social stories, comic strips, online forums, activity packs, quizzes etc..... #weLDNs #ind21
    @GwenMoulster
    11 May 2021 21:07
    RT @WeLDnurses: #weldns #IND21 Q4 How has the use of telehealth been going for you? Do you have any tips for assisting people with learning…
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 21:07
    @NorthwayRuth @IraldaMt @DrMDesrochesRN Yes and I’ve found that there have been so many conflicting rules from one care organisation to another where government guidance has been misunderstood/misinterpreted so we’ve had to work around this to support people #weldns
    @GwenMoulster
    11 May 2021 21:07
    RT @SueBprof1: @WeLDnurses Easy read, social stories, comic strips, online forums, activity packs, quizzes etc..... #weLDNs #ind21
    @GwenMoulster
    11 May 2021 21:07
    RT @WeLDnurses: Thanks for sharing Sue! #ebp #weldns
    @dmarsden49
    11 May 2021 21:09
    @Spencer61670857 You raise an interesting question here, particularly when we are thinking about someone's capacity to make decisions. I'm aware that lot's if work has occured in the UK relating to assessing capacity and carefully considering best interests. What are your thoughts? #weldns
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 21:09
    RT @SueBprof1: @WeLDnurses Easy read, social stories, comic strips, online forums, activity packs, quizzes etc..... #weLDNs #ind21
    @HeidiMckRNLD
    11 May 2021 21:10
    @LorenaHauton @dmarsden49 @DrMDesrochesRN @Mermcm @KarmelleMaslen @SteveHardyLDN Thanks Lorena I didn't realise that was your story! X #weldns
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 21:11
    @dmarsden49 @Spencer61670857 #weLDNs There seems to be pushback against nursing in the US within the LD care system because we are associated with the restrictive "medical" system.
    @claudio_sergi
    11 May 2021 21:12
    @WeLDnurses I think we'll have more and more online consultations. It is practical, not just during the pandemic. After some improvements it might become something used daily in the future #weldns
    @LorenaHauton
    11 May 2021 21:12
    Son doesn’t cope with video calls & I never thought would be so vital. I used to show him pics/videos of people who due to come see him (not too long before they did as he’s here & now) so when needed to use video in pandemic, was a big no as thought meant peeps visiting #weldns
    @Mermcm
    11 May 2021 21:13
    Do we always consider ‘best interests’ in a wider sense? It’s important that we support people (and not just this mode with learning disabilities!) to understand their responsibilities as citizens as well... the MCA is quite limited in this regard #weldns https://twitter.com/dmarsden49/status/1392210161637412873
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 21:13
    #weldns #ind21 Q5 What would health and care professionals you know say about the contribution of Intellectual / Learning Disability Nurses, particularly during the pandemic?
    @NkinziFareedah
    11 May 2021 21:13
    #IND21 A Global perspective on Nursing with @dmarsden49, @DrMDesrochesRN via #WeLDNs 11/05/2021 http://www.wecommunities.org/tweet-chats/chat-details/5665 via @WeLDnurses
    @NorthwayRuth
    11 May 2021 21:13
    @DrMDesrochesRN @dmarsden49 @Spencer61670857 I think it is important to distinguish between a medical model and a health model - I feel that learning disability nurses work within the latter #WeLDNs
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 21:13
    @LorenaHauton I can see how that would be confusing! #weLDNs
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 21:14
    @claudio_sergi @WeLDnurses I think we have had lots of learning that has provided future opportunity in clinical practice #weldns
    @dmarsden49
    11 May 2021 21:14
    1) Advanced? I suspect that different is more likely, lots to learn from each other. 2) As I understand it @CIOCHIME are an US organisation. 3) Don't forget the #weldns ! https://twitter.com/DrMDesrochesRN/status/1392206520549511171
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 21:14
    RT @WeLDnurses: #weldns #ind21 Q5 What would health and care professionals you know say about the contribution of Intellectual / Learning D…
    @Mermcm
    11 May 2021 21:14
    Certainly where I worked it was the LD Nurses who kept things running & were relied on to support people, carers & other profs to understand & implement health advice #weldns https://twitter.com/WeLDnurses/status/1392211155762962433
    @SueBprof1
    11 May 2021 21:15
    @WeLDnurses That we think outside the box, we are innovative, creative and make reasonable adjustments more easily thank most! We are person centred and adapt to the ever changing needs both quickly and efficiently. #weLDNs #ind21
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 21:16
    @NorthwayRuth @dmarsden49 @Spencer61670857 I agree wholeheartedly-- I just do not think LDs in the US are perceived this way. #weLDNs
    @Mermcm
    11 May 2021 21:16
    That should say ‘not just people with learning disabilities...’ ?? #weldns
    @drliberty
    11 May 2021 21:17
    @WeLDnurses That we worked with a very vulnerable group of people health wise and we managed to maintain their physical health, maintain an supportive service and in recent months have supported some very vulnerable people in the community get their vaccinations!#weldns
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 21:18
    @dmarsden49 @CIOCHIME #weLDNs There is certainly more attention paid to the needs of people with LD from a national perspective. The population of people with LD in the US are referred to as "invisible" in our data, and hence our health policies. Even conducting research is difficult without data.
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 21:18
    @Spencer61670857 @dmarsden49 This is pertinent in the UK presently as we remember the shocking pictures of Winterbourne View 10 years ago and everything @RightfulLives have done since - https://twitter.com/RightfulLives/status/1391785861214265350?s=20 #weldns
    @Mermcm
    11 May 2021 21:18
    Conversation with an (adult) nursing student today where we talked about how LD Nurses are the epitome of public health nurses... supporting ppl to understand, maintain & improve their health #weldns https://twitter.com/DrMDesrochesRN/status/1392212059354451974
    @NorthwayRuth
    11 May 2021 21:18
    @SueBprof1 @WeLDnurses I agree - there have been some great examples of innovation and creativity #WeLDNs
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 21:20
    #weldns #IND21 Q5 What can LD nurses do to promote a positive vision of the LD nurse to support the holistic well-being of people with learning disability (as opposed to providing medical treatment only)?
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 21:20
    @Mermcm Yes, Marina! I agree! I have been thinking about the potential overlap between nurse health coaches and the person-centered care that LD nurses provide-- it sounds like an opportunity for LD nurses to be leaders in health and wellness! #weLDNs
    @NorthwayRuth
    11 May 2021 21:20
    @DrMDesrochesRN @dmarsden49 @CIOCHIME And if they are invisible in the data then the inequities in health and healthcare they experience are also invisible which means they are not addressed #WeLDNs
    @dmarsden49
    11 May 2021 21:21
    RT @DrMDesrochesRN: @dmarsden49 @CIOCHIME #weLDNs There is certainly more attention paid to the needs of people with LD from a national per…
    @Mermcm
    11 May 2021 21:21
    Focus on & shout about that ‘public health’ role - health & wellbeing in a wider sense, reducing health inequalities & promoting access & inclusion #weldns https://twitter.com/WeLDnurses/status/1392212917647384576
    @HeidiMckRNLD
    11 May 2021 21:22
    @WeLDnurses That we have been crucial in supporting #PWLD to access the help they need during restrictions. Also ensured to closely monitor & ensure get the screening, assessments & support needed during the pandemic chasing up delays in both in primary & secondary health care. #WeLDNs
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 21:22
    RT @WeLDnurses: #weldns #IND21 Q5 What can LD nurses do to promote a positive vision of the LD nurse to support the holistic well-being of…
    @SueBprof1
    11 May 2021 21:22
    @WeLDnurses We have had to source laptops and tablets for people and enable them to get online. We have a series of easy read guides which help other who are technophobic too!! Keeping safe online materials help too https://suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/information/staying-safe-online-resources/ #weLDNs #ind21 #EDP
    @dmarsden49
    11 May 2021 21:22
    RT @WeLDnurses: #weldns #IND21 Q5 What can LD nurses do to promote a positive vision of the LD nurse to support the holistic well-being of…
    @Mermcm
    11 May 2021 21:23
    I believe that we are, and should be stepping up to that role more #weldns Sometimes feel it’s trite to say ‘if you get it right for people with LD...’ etc but some truth in that... https://twitter.com/DrMDesrochesRN/status/1392213126058332166
    @LorenaHauton
    11 May 2021 21:24
    @WeLDnurses Keep doing what they are doing... and advocate not for the need for “reasonable adjustments” but simply “adjustments” as there are no “unreasonable adjustments” in my humble mind #weLDNs
    @NorthwayRuth
    11 May 2021 21:24
    @WeLDnurses I think it is important that we make more visible how we support people to improve their health, prevent deterioration and (where this is not possible) ensure that appropriate treatment and support are provided #WeLDNs
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 21:24
    Thanks for sharing again Sue #weldns #ebp https://twitter.com/SueBprof1/status/1392213640548397062
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 21:24
    My dream is to shift my research from improving hospital care for people with LD and move toward building inclusive holistic well-being groups for transition age young women with LD #weLDNs #dreams
    @SiraadSL
    11 May 2021 21:24
    RT @trishgriffin_ku: Crucial = strong, visioned Leadership using diverse & inclusive #weldns
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 21:24
    @WeLDnurses I think the support with easy read & accessible info has supported others knowledge about the work we do beyond the direct care role, also the support around mental health such as working with anxiety, experiencing emotions etc has been more evident and wide reaching #weldns
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 21:25
    #weldns Q6 What would you want the world to know about Intellectual / Learning Disability Nurses/Nursing this #IND21
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 21:25
    RT @WeLDnurses: #weldns Q6 What would you want the world to know about Intellectual / Learning Disability Nurses/Nursing this #IND21
    @dmarsden49
    11 May 2021 21:25
    @Mermcm #ouch I struggle with that soundbite, Marina! #weldns
    @SueBprof1
    11 May 2021 21:25
    @WeLDnurses OOps I made a typo on my hashtag....I was nearly there!!!!???? thanks for correcting #MoreHasteLessSpeed! #weLDNs
    @Mermcm
    11 May 2021 21:25
    A wonderful dream ?? #weldns https://twitter.com/DrMDesrochesRN/status/1392213961236488194
    @HeidiMckRNLD
    11 May 2021 21:26
    @WeLDnurses I think we've done this for years, it's in our #LDN #DNA Continue to work in collaboration across health & social care landscape & campaign & shout for equality for #PWLD from the rooftops & call out poor care #notonmywatch #weldns
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 21:26
    @DrMDesrochesRN #inspiring vision! #weldns
    @Mermcm
    11 May 2021 21:27
    @dmarsden49 Yes, I share the ouchiness but even overused phrases sometimes have elements we need to take the truth from ?? #weldns
    @dmarsden49
    11 May 2021 21:27
    RT @WeLDnurses: #weldns Q6 What would you want the world to know about Intellectual / Learning Disability Nurses/Nursing this #IND21
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 21:28
    @WeLDnurses I think more than ever we have seen both the importance & benefit of the holistic, biopsychsocial approach we take to supporting people & how building a rapport & knowledge of the person helps this through this pandemic,I want us to keep shouting this to the world! #weldns #IND21
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 21:28
    I want the world to know that the people we support live valued lives. I feel that this would change so much of the inequality and inequity. #weLDNs
    @DrMDesrochesRN
    11 May 2021 21:29
    @ross_6479_RNLD @WeLDnurses Yes, love this, Ross! #weLDNs
    @ross_6479_RNLD
    11 May 2021 21:29
    @DrMDesrochesRN Yesss! This!!! ??% #weldns
    @dmarsden49
    11 May 2021 21:29
    @Mermcm More a reflection on my cynicism, I suspect! #weldns
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 21:30
    Thanks to @DrMDesrochesRN and @dmarsden49 for making this possible. We hope that these conversations and links can create further opportunities for joint working to minimise, mitigate and eradicate the health inequities that exist for the people we work with. #weldns
    @WeLDnurses
    11 May 2021 21:30
    Thank you to everyone for joining this international chat. Please check @DrMDesrochesRN global research on Intellectual/Learning Disability Nursing. Your contributions will be most appreciated. https://umassdartmouth.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0er0PsXsm00xgCq #weldns




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