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Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology focuses on the care of the digestive system, and covers areas such as inflammatory bowel disease, stoma care, and Crohn’s disease. With the continual advancement of medical equipment, this is an ever-growing subject area. Use this guide to find information resources about gastroenterology including books, reports, and journal articles.

Last updated: 04/07/2017

Key Resources

Royal College of Nursing (2012) Inflammatory bowel disease nursing, London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2012) Inflammatory bowel disease nursing, London: RCN.
 Royal College of Nursing (2015) Iron deficiency and anaemia in adults: a guide, London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2015) Iron deficiency and anaemia in adults: a guide, London: RCN.
Royal College of Nursing (2012) Inflammatory bowel disease nursing, London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2007) Role descriptives for inflammatory bowel disease nurse specialists: RCN guidance, London: RCN.
British Society of Gastroenterology (2010) Better gastrointestinal and liver health through research, London: BSG
British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (2008) Guidelines for the management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children in the UK, BSPGHN.
IBD Standards Group (2013) Standards for the healthcare of people who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD standards, London: IBD Standards Group.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2012) Crohn’s disease: management: NICE guideline CG152 (updated May 2016), London: NICE.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2011) Colorectal cancer: diagnosis and management: NICE guideline CG131 (updated December 2014), London: NICE.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2015) Inflammatory bowel disease: NICE quality standard QS81, London: NICE.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2016) Irritable bowel syndrome in adults: NICE quality standard QS114, London: NICE.
The Cochrane Library: systematic reviews
Welsh Assembly Government (2008) All Wales gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition standards for children and young people’s specialised healthcare services, Wales: WAG.
We would like to thank the RCN Gastrointestinal Nursing community for their input into the development of this subject guide.

Books

Enders Gut Enders G and Enders J (2015) Gut: the inside story of our body's most under-rated organ, New York: Greystone Books.
Francis N, R H Kennedy, et al. (2012). Manual of fast track recovery for colorectal surgery, London: Springer London. Francis N, Kennedy RH et al (2012) Manual of fast track recovery for colorectal surgery, London: Springer London.
Jankowski Handbook Jankowski J and Hawk E (2012) Handbook of gastrointestinal cancer, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.
Reinus J (2014) Gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology: the essentials, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons. Reinus J (2014) Gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology: the essentials, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
Sands Gastroenterology Sands B (2015) Gastroenterology, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Sitaraman S (2011) Essentials of Gastroenterology, Hoboken: Wiley. Sitaraman S (2011) Essentials of gastroenterology, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Bullock I et al (2012) Adult nursing practice: using evidence in care, Oxford University Press. Bullock I et al (2012) Adult nursing practice: using evidence in care, Oxford University Press.
Cox Fundamental Aspects Cox C (2012) Fundamental aspects of gastrointestinal nursing, London: Mark Allen.
Mulin Integrative Gastroenterology Mullin G (2014) Integrative gastroenterology, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Norton Oxford Handbook Norton C et al (2008) Oxford handbook of gastrointestinal nursing, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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