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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: 18/12/2021

Key Resources

Royal College of Nursing and NHS England (2018) Best value biological medicines: briefing for specialist nurses, November 2018. (no place): (no publisher).
  • This briefing covers the role of specialist nurses in supporting patients who switch to best value biological medicines. It focusses on adalimumab, biological versions of which are scheduled to be available on a framework agreement on behalf of the NHS from 1 December 2018.
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Royal College of Nursing (2019) Bowel care: management of lower bowel dysfunction, including digital rectal examination and digital removal of faeces. London: RCN.
Royal College of Nursing (2019) Iron deficiency and anaemia in adults, London: RCN.
Crohn’s and Colitis UK (2019) IBD standards, London: Crohn’s and Colitis UK.
We would like to thank the RCN Gastrointestinal Nursing community for their input into the development of this subject guide.


Book Cover Adler D (2020) The Little GI gook: an easily digestible guide to understanding gastroenterology, Thorofare: Slack Incorporated.
Book Cover Burch J and Collins B (2021) Oxford handbook of gastrointestinal nursing. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 
Book Cover Chaney A (2016) Fast facts about GI and liver diseases for nurses: what APRNs need to know in a nutshell, New York: Springer. 
Book Cover Chen Y, Pitcher M, and Camm C F (2019) Clinical guide to gastroenterology, Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell.
Book Cover DiBaise JK, Parrish CR and Thompson JS (editors) (2016) short bowel syndrome: practical approach to management, New York: CRC Press LLC.
Book Cover Enders G and Enders J (2015) Gut: the inside story of our body's most under-rated organ, New York: Greystone Books.
Book Cover Fichera A and Krane M (2015) Crohn's disease: basic principles, Cham: Springer.
Book Cover Hibi T, Hisamatsu T and Kobayashi, T (2017) Advances in endoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease, Tokyo: Springer.
Book Cover Inadomi J M, Bhattacharya R, Hwang J H and Ko C (2020) Yamada's handbook of gastroenterology, Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell.
Book Cover Inns S and Emmanuel A (2016) Gastroenterology and hepatology, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.
Book Cover Knowles, S R and Mikocka-Walus A A (2015) Psychological aspects of inflammatory bowel disease: a biopsychosocial approach. London: Routledge.
Book Cover Olsson L (2017) Timely diagnosis of colorectal cancer, Cham: Springer.
Book Cover Ong P and Skittrall R (2017) Gastrointestinal nursing: a lifespan approach, Boca Raton: CRC Press.
Book Cover Sands B (2015) Gastroenterology, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
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Srinivasan S and Friedman L S (2018) Sitaraman and Friedman's essentials of gastroenterology (2nd edition), Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

Book Cover Sturm A and White L (2019) Inflammatory bowel disease nursing manual. Cham: Springer. 

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