Today's nurse is much more likely to specialise than in the past and one of the fastest growing specialties is gastroenterology. This change has been brought about by changes in the nurse's role in the reformed NHS and the growing tendency to expand the role of the nurse as junior doctors' hours are reduced. Courses in nursing in gastroenterology are being developed to meet this need and this is the first available up-to-date British book for the growing numbers of nurses entering this specialty. It is acomprehensive guide for nurses to the major problems and diseases encountered in gastroenterology. The emphasis throughout is on looking at conditions and problems from a nursing perspective.
Edited by Louise Bruce, BSc(Hons), MSc, RGN, PGCEA, formerly Lecturer Practitioner/Senior Nurse, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust, Oxford; and Teresa Finlay, BSc(Hons), RGN, OncCert, Head of Practice Development, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham
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