Young IBD

  • Vikki GarrickEmail author


To help set the context for this chapter, consider the following clinical situation:

  • Clinical Conundrum

  • You are in clinic and a young mother comes into the room. She has 3 children with her, aged 2 years, 6 years and 8 years. The 6 year old has just been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. You are seeing them at clinic to give disease education to her and the child and commence Exclusive Enteral Nutrition (EEN).

  • How do you approach this?

This chapter aims to support nurses managing children and families with IBD by providing practical advice on how to deal with situations like the one described in the ‘Clinical Conundrum’ box above. For the purposes of this chapter, we will use the term ‘children and young people’ (CYP) to encompass paediatric and adolescent patients. Specifically, we will address:
  • Differences in disease phenotype in the CYP population

  • Medical priorities

  • Nursing priorities

  • Transition


Inflammatory Bowel Disease Paediatric Adolescent Transition Family-centred care 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Royal Hospital for Children GlasgowGlasgowUK

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