A transatlantic comparison of nurse-led, patient-centred care for ulcerative colitis

Sharon Dudley-Brown, Aileen Fraser

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The Harvey M and Lyn P Meyerhoff Digestive Disease/IBD Center at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, is one of the world's highly regarded 'virtual' tertiary inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) centres. This 'best-practice' US centre comprises a regionand nationwide, tertiary referral unit for patients with moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis or other complex bowel disorders. Sharon Dudley-Brown and Aileen Fraser outline the work of the centre and consider it alongside one of the UK's leading IBD care providers, Bristol Royal Infirmary's Digestive Diseases Service. The roles of specialist nurses at each centre in providing patient-centred care to increase communication and concordance are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-47
Number of pages5
JournalGastrointestinal Nursing
Issue number7
StatePublished - Sep 2009


  • Ulcerative colitis inflammatory bowel disease nurse specialist treatment adherence patient-centred care this article has been subject to. double-blind peer review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medical–Surgical
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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