Improving psychological care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Podcast: Research Pulse, Episode 06.

Today we’re talking about integrating psychological care into in-hospital care for people living with inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD.

Our guest is psychologist and researcher Taryn Lores from the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

We learn about:

  • inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • how IBD affects mental health and vice versa
  • the benefits to patient and the hospital of integrating psychological care into in-hospital care

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More about the research

Lores, T et al. 2019, Integrated Psychological Care is Needed, Welcomed and Effective in Ambulatory Inflammatory Bowel Disease Management: Evaluation of a New Initiative.

Lores, T et al. 2021, Integrated Psychological Care Reduces Health Care Costs at a Hospital-Based Inflammatory Bowel Disease Service.


About the researcher

Taryn is a Health Psychologist with the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Service at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Taryn has a strong interest in the relationship between mind and body, and the factors that influence health, illness and overall wellbeing. She is also currently completing her PhD on the integration of psychological care for people with IBD through Deakin University.