Book review: The Moulster and Griffiths Learning Disability Nursing Model: A Framework for Practice
Michael Brown looks at a book focusing specifically on learning disability nursing models
The Moulster and Griffiths Learning Disability Nursing Model: A Framework for Practice
Gweneth Moulster, Jane Iorizzo, Sarah Ames, Joshua Kernohan
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
£25.00 | 176pp
This is a welcome addition to the existing books about nursing models. What makes this new text unique and therefore different, is that it focuses specifically on learning disability nursing.
While it does focus on providing a model for learning disability nursing practice, it is also relevant to other areas of nursing by developing the knowledge and understanding of the often complex needs of people with learning disabilities. This is important given the evidence of the increasing and ageing population of children and older adults with learning disabilities and the contribution required from nurses.
The book provides an introduction and overview of the model and moves on to how it can be used in everyday practice in nursing care.
Reviewed by Michael Brown, professor of nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University, Belfast