Lisa TurnboughRN

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients must deal with socially embarrassing, painful, and, sometimes, body image altering diseases. They experience better outcomes when they are adequately educated about their disease process and treatment and have confidence that there is a reliable contact when problems or questions arise. These patients need to feel comfortable discussing their symptoms and fears in a relaxed atmosphere of empathy, compassion, and professionalism. They deserve accurate information given in a timely manner. Unfortunately, many patients report dissatisfaction in accessing the health care system. In large institutions it is easy for the patient to feel he/she gets lost in the shuffle in the interim between regularly scheduled visits. Blaine Franklin Newman became frustrated with the inconsistent contacts and information he dealt with during his battle with Crohn's disease and vowed to help other patients avoid that distress. His generosity and foresight provided the endowment that initiated and supports the IBD nurse advocate position at the Johns Hopkins Hospital (Hunt, 2001).

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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