Advanced Practice in Endocrinology Nursing


Llahana, S., Follin, C., Yedinak, C., Grossman, A., Davies, K. and Keil, M. (ed.) (2019). Advanced Practice in Endocrinology Nursing. Springer.
EditorsLlahana, S., Follin, C., Yedinak, C., Grossman, A., Davies, K. and Keil, M.

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.

Chapter Abstract (Disorders of Sex Development (DSD)):

The diagnosis of a DSD – a disorder of sex development – whether made in infancy or as a young person – involves a full multidisciplinary team. Progress has been made in recent years with the advances of nomenclature, treatment and psychological approaches and the disorders have been categorised into more patient friendly terminology, leaving behind confusing and upsetting labels and stigma. These predominant DSD will be discussed in accordance with the new categories, detailing clinical presentation, management and nursing considerations in order to implement best practice. Emphasis here is placed on a fully co-operative multidisciplinary team, but also the nurses’ role, who can offer continued support and guidance to the child / young person and their families.

KeywordsAmbiguous genitalia, Chromosome, DSD, Gonads, Karyotype
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PrintJan 2019
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Deposited11 Sep 2020
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This is a sample chapter for the book Advanced Practice in Endocrinology Nursing. The chapter title is Disorders of Sex Development (DSD), written by Kate Davies.

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Book titleAdvanced Practice in Endocrinology Nursing
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