Irritable bowel syndrome: assessment and management.Nurs Stand. 2004 Sep 8-14; 18(52):47-52; quiz 54-5.NS
In this article the author discusses irritable bowel syndrome--a chronic, debilitating and functional disorder. The management of irritable bowel syndrome is based on treating the symptoms, rather than cure. Nurses in both hospital and community settings are in a good position to provide support, information and continuity of care for patients with this condition.