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Advanced Practice in Endocrinology Nursing

  • Sofia Llahana
  • Cecilia Follin
  • Christine Yedinak
  • Ashley Grossman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Growth and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Terri H. Lipman, Megan K. Lessig
      Pages 3-11
    3. Bin Moore, Amanda Whitehead, Kate Davies
      Pages 13-37
    4. Kate Davies
      Pages 39-61
    5. Eileen Pyra, Wendy Schwarz
      Pages 63-84
    6. Peggy Kalancha, Nicole Kirouac, Eileen Pyra
      Pages 85-100
  3. Endocrine Disorders and Genetics in Childhood

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Kelly Mullholand Behm
      Pages 121-161
    3. Claire Gilbert, Kate Morgan, Louise Doodson, Khalid Hussain
      Pages 163-177
    4. Sharron Close, Ana Claudia Latronico, Marina Cunha-Silva
      Pages 195-206
    5. Beth Brillante, Lori Guthrie
      Pages 207-228
  4. Hypothalamus and Pituitary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Kathryn Evans Kreider
      Pages 231-243
    3. Cecilia Follin
      Pages 245-254
    4. Christine Yedinak, Kate Davies
      Pages 277-303
    5. Christine Yedinak
      Pages 305-319

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive guide for nurses practicing in any area of endocrinology and at any level of expertise. Endocrinology Nursing is a fast-developing specialty with nurses performing advanced roles and expanding their practice to run independent nurse-led services. Supported by the European Society for Endocrinology (ESE) and edited by members of the ESE Nurses Working Group, this is the first book ever published specifically for endocrine nurses. It is also an excellent resource for endocrinology specialty trainees, general practitioners, medical and nursing students, expert patients and nurses working in specialties such as fertility, osteoporosis, oncology, obesity, urology and gynaecology, who look after patients with endocrine-related disorders.

This volume includes 13 sections and 69 chapters providing a comprehensive overview of adult and paediatric endocrinology but also a section on advanced practice, role development and nursing research. It has been written by an international team of more than 100 eminent nurses, physicians, surgeons, psychologists and other healthcare professionals, which makes this book a valuable resource for any multidisciplinary team. Many patient advocacy groups have contributed with case studies which emphasises the close working relationships with patients.


Adult and paediatric Advanced nursing practice Clinical endocrinology Endocrinology nursing Reproduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Sofia Llahana
    • 1
  • Cecilia Follin
    • 2
  • Christine Yedinak
    • 3
  • Ashley Grossman
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Health Sciences, CityUniversity of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of OncologySkåne University HospitalLundSweden
  3. 3.Northwest Pituitary Center Oregon Health and Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA
  4. 4.Churchill HospitalUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

About the editors

Dr. Sofia Llahana, DNSc, MSc, BSc(Hons), RN, INP, is a Senior Lecturer, Education and Research, in Advanced Clinical Practice at City, University of London. She was the first Consultant Nurse in Endocrinology in the United Kingdom and worked at University College Hospital in London where she continues to maintain an honorary position. She has a special clinical and research interest in pituitary and adrenal conditions, reproductive endocrinology, men’s health, self-management, adherence to medication and behavioural medicine. Her current research portfolio includes ongoing and new investigator-led and collaborative national and European studies in adrenal insufficiency, testosterone replacement therapy, male reproduction, pituitary conditions, growth hormone deficiency, and type 2 diabetes. She is the Chair of the Nurses Committee and a member of the Executive Committee of the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE), a Board member of the Federation of International Nurses in Endocrinology (FINE), and the only nurse member in the  Scientific Committee for the International Congress in Men’s Health. She also holds affiliations with several national and international Patient Advocacy Groups in Endocrinology. 

Dr.Cecilia Follin graduated as a registered nurse from Institution of Health care science at the Medical faculty of Lund University in Sweden. She has over 15 years of experience from the field of Endocrinology. She holds particular interest in late complications after childhood cancer and pituitary and hypothalamic disorders. Cecilia is initiator and chair of the Nordic network of endocrine nurses. 

In 2010 Dr Follin was awarded with a PhD degree in Endocrinology. The thesis was titled ”Late complications of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), with special reference to hormone secretion, cardiovascular risk and bone health”. In 2010-2012 Cecilia had a post-doc position at the institution of clinical sciences and currently she has a postition as researcher and senior teacher at Lund University. Dr Follin has published numerous of papers.

Dr. Christine G. Yedinak (DNP, FNP-BC, MN, RN) is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a Doctor of Nursing Practice who has provided clinical diagnosis and management of patients with pituitary and adrenal dysfunction for the last 14 years. She completed her post graduate and Doctoral Studies at Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland Oregon.  Dr. Yedinak also holds a post Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education in Nursing from University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia and provides clinical mentorship for doctoral and advanced practice nursing students, endocrine and neurosurgical residents and fellows. Her Doctoral project involved the development and pilot of an instrument for the measurement of Quality of Life in patients with pituitary tumors and diseases. Her ongoing clinical research is focused on clinical outcome studies and issues in the management of patients with acute and chronic pituitary diseases. Dr. Yedinak is involved in ongoing international collaborative studies in pituitary diseases.  She authored 28 peer-reviewed articles, 43 abstracts and 6 book chapters and has presented her research at numerous scientific meetings worldwide. Dr. Yedinak is the President-elect of the US Endocrine Nurses Association, is co- founder of the Federation of International Nurses in Endocrinology (F.I.N.E) and a member of the European Society of Endocrinology Nurses’ Working Group. 

Prof. Ashley Grossmann is Professor of Endocrinology and Consultant Physician at Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology &; Metabolism, in Green Templeton College,Oxford, UK. His original interest lay on uncovering the control and regulatory mechanisms for the hypthalamus and pituitary. He is immediate Past-President of the European Neuroendocrine Association (ENEA), Chairman of the UKI Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (UKINETS), Chairman of the European Neuroendocrine Society (ENETS) Advisory Board, a Member of Council of the European Society for Clinical Investigation, and President elect for the European Society of Endocrinology.

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“This is the first textbook written for nurses in endocrinology. … The aim of the textbook is to support nurses in their clinical and professional development to progress from novice to expert level and advanced nursing practice, as well as a useful resource for endocrinologists/fellows, general practitioners, and other health care providers with an interest in Endocrinology.” (PENS Reporter, Vol. 31, 2019)

“Its 13 sections and 69 chapters are a comprehensive evidencebased clinical reference for paediatric and adult nurses in endocrinology, but are also useful for specialty trainees, general practitioners, students and expert patients. … This vital resource should support our colleagues to ensure the best possible patient care and to raise the profile of endocrine nursing around the globe.” (ESE News, Issue 39, 2019)

“The information on the book is exquisitely organized and extremely informative. … Works like this book provide a needed opportunity to expand the number of nurses that go into endocrinology. This will undoubtedly help increase awareness of pituitary disease, and endocrine disorders in general.” (Pituitary World News,, April 07, 2019)