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IBD Nurse Within the MDT

  • Idan GorenEmail author
  • Revital Barkan
  • Iris Dotan
Chapter

Abstract

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic diseases with a highly variable clinical course. A subset of patients with IBD may develop disease complications, both gastrointestinal and extraintestinal. Delay in treatment may lead to potentially preventable complications and result in worse clinical outcomes. Driven by the aforementioned complexity, specialized IBD units consisting of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) have been established worldwide. The role of the IBD nurse within the multidisciplinary team is discussed in this chapter.

Keywords

Multidisciplinary team IBD nurse Nurse-based referral 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology, Rabin Medical CenterPetah TikvaIsrael
  2. 2.Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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