Paperback: 214 pages
1 edition (December 31, 2008)
Coeliac Disease: Nursing Care and Management provides nurses with the knowledge and evidence base to understand the impact of the diagnosis of Coeliac disease, and examine the long term treatment and management of the condition. The authors take the reader through an investigative journey from the history of the disease through its pathology, characteristics, diagnosis, treatment and management. Clinical case studies bring to life both the physical and psychosocial aspects of care of patients making this an ideal text for clinical nurse specialists, Gastroenterology nurses and Endoscopy nurses.
The aim of this book is to increase nurses’ knowledge and understanding of the care an management of coeliac disease, to enable them to understand the health needs of coeliac patients in their care and to assist specialist nurses in developing services for coeliac patients. This practical, informative and accessible text explores: The history of the disease, its characteristics and presentation, how to diagnose and treat it, long term support and follow up, the impact on vulnerable groups, and managing poor response or relapse. The book also includes a chapter from patients with coeliac disease, providing their perspective on the condition. Coeliac Disease: Nursing Care and Management provides an excellent source of information for specialist nurses developing an up to date service for patients with coeliac disease and will also be a valuable source of information for patients and their families in exploring the many issues of this condition.