Advanced Practice in Endocrinology Nursing 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 of Endocrinology (ESE) and edited by members of the ESE Nurses Working Group, this is the first book ever published specifically for endocrine nurses. Advanced Practice in Endocrinology Nursing 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 Advanced Practice in Endocrinology Nursing a valuable resource for any multidisciplinary team. Many patient advocacy groups have contributed with case studies which emphasises the close working relationships with patients.
About the Author
Dr. Sofia Llahana, DNSc, MSc, BSc(Hons), RN, INP, is a Senior Lecturer, Education and Research, in Advanced Clinical Practice at City, University of London. She was the first Consultant Nurse in Endocrinology in the United Kingdom and worked at University College Hospital in London where she continues to maintain an honorary position. She has a special clinical and research interest in pituitary and adrenal conditions, reproductive endocrinology, men’s health, self-management, adherence to medication and behavioural medicine.
Dr.Cecilia Follin graduated as a registered nurse from Institution of Health care science at the Medical faculty of Lund University in Sweden. She has over 15 years of experience from the field of Endocrinology. She holds particular interest in late complications after childhood cancer and pituitary and hypothalamic disorders. Cecilia is initiator and chair of the Nordic network of endocrine nurses.
In 2010 Dr Follin was awarded with a PhD degree in Endocrinology. The thesis was titled ”Late complications of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), with special reference to hormone secretion, cardiovascular risk and bone health”. In 2010-2012 Cecilia had a post-doc position at the institution of clinical sciences and currently she has a postition as researcher and senior teacher at Lund University. Dr Follin has published numerous of papers.
Dr. Christine G. Yedinak (DNP, FNP-BC, MN, RN) is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a Doctor of Nursing Practice who has provided clinical diagnosis and management of patients with pituitary and adrenal dysfunction for the last 14 years. She completed her post graduate and Doctoral Studies at Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland Oregon. Dr. Yedinak also holds a post Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education in Nursing from University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia and provides clinical mentorship for doctoral and advanced practice nursing students, endocrine and neurosurgical residents and fellows.
Prof. Ashley Grossmann is Professor of Endocrinology and Consultant Physician at Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology &; Metabolism, in Green Templeton College,Oxford, UK. His original interest lay on uncovering the control and regulatory mechanisms for the hypthalamus and pituitary. He is immediate Past-President of the European Neuroendocrine Association (ENEA), Chairman of the UKI Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (UKINETS), Chairman of the European Neuroendocrine Society (ENETS) Advisory Board, a Member of Council of the European Society for Clinical Investigation, and President elect for the European Society of Endocrinology.