Hazel Powell, Nursing Officer for Mental Health and Learning Disability, Welsh Government / Nurse Director Mental Health and Learning Disability, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
The authors have produced a book that will not just help nurses practice in a person centred, evidence based and outcome focused way but to also articulate and be explicit about their contribution and the evidence on which they base their practice. This book gives you the tools to apply the model in practice and demonstrate the impact of the learning disability nurse. A key text for nurses and students, this will be a go-to-guide for many years to come.
Ruth Northway, Professor of Learning Disability Nursing, University of South Wales
It is great to have a text that is entirely focused on learning disability nursing and, most importantly, on supporting practitioners to improve and enhance their practice in a person-centred, reflective and evidence based manner. A must read for all those involved in learning disability nursing.
Jo Lay, Associate Director of Student Education, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds
This book provides a refreshing and contemporary focus on the Moulster-Griffiths Model of Nursing. It shines a timely spotlight on the skills and knowledge of the learning disability nurse providing person centred, systematic support to individuals. It will equip students with a clear framework for meeting the holistic health needs of the people they serve but also a useful guide to reflection and personal development. This guarantees its pertinence to learning disability nurses throughout their career. A fantastic resurgence of a nursing model.
Professor Ben Thomas, London South Bank University
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book which demonstrates the person centred and holistic care which are the hallmarks of learning disability nursing. The evolution of the model and the development of the Health Equalities Framework could not have been better timed. The case students are especially poignant and bring the model to life. The combination of this well thought out model with the latest research will assist nurses improve the healthcare, experience and health outcomes for people with learning disabilities. It is the book to go to for learning disability nurses and students.
Rebecca Chester MBE, MSC, Post Graduate certificate Academic Practice, RNLD, DiPSW
What does a learning disability nurse do? The Moulster and Griffiths book speaks with passion and integrity, clearly articulating the role of the learning disability nurse and how they support people with learning disabilities to access health care and overcome health inequalities. If you want to understand person and family centred nursing practice, this is the book for you. The Moulster and Griffiths Nursing Model provides a road map for person and family centred nursing practice. It speaks with passion and integrity from the perspective of a person with learning disabilities, family members and experts from practice. A must read for anyone working to reduce the health inequalities that people with learning disabilities face.