Exploring the role of the inflammatory bowel disease nurse specialist

Br J Nurs. 2013 Sep 12-25;22(16):952-4, 956-8. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2013.22.16.952.


The number of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) nurses and the amount of biological therapies being used in IBD has proliferated over the past ten years. Coordinating and managing a biologics service requires highly skilled specialist nursing knowledge and awareness of the support, assessment, administration and monitoring required in supporting the patient through this pathway. This article explores the role of the nurse and clinical issues in managing patients receiving biological therapies.

MeSH terms

  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Humans
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / nursing*
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / therapy
  • Nurse's Role*
  • Specialties, Nursing / methods*