Sharon Gethins, IBD Nurse Specialist, University Hospitals of Leicester
Being diagnosed and managing IBD presents itself with many different challenges for individuals and their families on a day to day basis.
Self-care is and needs to be seen as central to the management of IBD. The aim is to explore what and why selfcare is important and how nurses can contribute and provide support to individuals, working with patients to develop plans that suit their needs. Exploring personalised plans to their medical management. Looking at not just the condition itself but how we look at individuals as a person and not a diagnosis. Share ideas of how services can be reviewed, adapted and implemented to meet patients’ needs.