Oxford Handbook of Gastrointestinal Nursing

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The role of the gastrointestinal (GI) nurse has changed considerably over recent years. The development of endoscopic equipment has resulted in a demand for skilled nurses to perform procedures which, in the past, were carried out by doctors. In addition, nurses now commonly perform diagnostic tests and prescribe specific drugs in gastroenterology, and the widespread recognition of the need for psychosocial support for gastrointestinal patients, in areas such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), has seen a large increase in ...

Oxford Handbook of Gastrointestinal Nursing 2009, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199298655

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