Gastroenterology: quick guide for nursing students
We ask expert nurses about caring for patients with digestive conditions, developing core and specialist skills and multidisciplinary team-working in action
Gastroenterology is a diverse specialty covering a large variety of conditions and affecting patients of all ages and backgrounds.
It requires input from a huge range of healthcare professionals, and often close collaboration between specialties, and it provides important opportunities for learning both core and specialist nursing skills.
We ask expert nurses five key questions, covering topics from red flags to lifestyle advice, to help explore this important clinical area.
What is gastroenterology?
Students are often surprised when they learn about its sheer breadth, says University of Cumbria lecturer in the Institute