The patient with acute endocrine problems

Lawal, Muili (2020) The patient with acute endocrine problems. In: Acute Nursing Care: Recognising and responding to Medical Emergencies. Routledge, London, pp. 448-487. ISBN 9781138352001

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This chapter aims to identify key roles and functions of the endocrine system to appreciate how altered physiology can result in a disruption of homeostasis and lead to a medical emergency. The chapter discusses the more commonly experienced endocrine disorders and uses case studies to explore the nurse’s role in recognising and responding appropriately to patients with acute endocrine problems. The major organs of the endocrine system are identified along with their role in maintaining homeostasis. The use of assessment, and therapeutic interventions used to maximise the health status of patients with endocrine disorders are described as along with the responsibilities of the nurse in assessing, monitoring and managing patients with acute endocrine disorders.

Item Type: Book Section
Identifier: 10.4324/9780429434938-11
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge/CRC Press in Acute Nursing Care: Recognising and responding to Medical Emergencies on 29 November 2020, available online: or Lawal, M. (2020) The patient with acute endocrine problems. Acute Nursing Care: Recognising and responding to medical emergencies, 448–487. doi: 10.4324/9780429434938-11
Subjects: Medicine and health > Person centered care
Medicine and health > Nursing > Nursing practice
Medicine and health > Clinical medicine
Medicine and health > Physiology
Medicine and health > Primary health
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Depositing User: Muili Lawal
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2020 15:08
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2021 02:45


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