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Reshaping policy to deliver holistic care for adolescents with Crohn’s disease

08 December 2016

Nursing Children and Young People

Evidence & practice

The number of adolescents with Crohn’s disease (CD) is rising, with one third of cases diagnosed before turning 21 years old. Evidence shows that long-term medical...

Nursing management of patients with severe ulcerative colitis

16 December 2009

Nursing Standard


Ulcerative colitis is a relapsing chronic disease that has an unpredictable course. A relapse in the condition requires timely intervention and expert monitoring. A...

Continence care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

31 October 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic illness that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms commonly include frequency, urgency and faecal...

An overview of inflammatory bowel disease

10 December 2018

Nursing Standard

gastrointestinal care

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term that refers to two main conditions: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. It is a lifelong inflammatory disorder that...

A lifelong journey

16 May 2006

Nursing Standard


Working as an inflammatory bowel disease specialist nurse has enabled Vicki Edge to provide continuity of care for patients with this chronic condition. In addition,...

A competency framework for inflammatory bowel disease nurses

22 May 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

More needs to be done to address the professional issues that arise from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) specialist nurse practice. The lack of regulation of...

Nursing management of irritable bowel syndrome

29 April 2019

Nursing Standard


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an umbrella term for a common range of symptoms such as abdominal pain, distension (bloating), diarrhoea and constipation. Nurses...