My Experience of Coeliac Disease

CPD
15m
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Lecture Overview

When Kim Cass realised she had lost so much weight that she could fit her fingers round her arm, she knew something was wrong. On Christmas Eve, she was told she would have to adhere to a strict gluten-free diet... for the rest of her life. This raw and heartwarming story of living with coeliac disease will open your eyes to the harsh reality those with an "invisible disease" face.

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Portrait of Kim Cass
Kim Cass

Kim Cass is an Enrolled Nurse currently working in Primary Practice as a Community Nurse in Brisbane. Kim is a clinically diagnosed Coeliac of 16 years and a member of Coeliac Australia, New Zealand and the UK. With over 20 years' experience within the hospitality industry and as a small business owner specialising in gluten-free foods, Kim brings a unique perspective of coeliac disease within the healthcare setting. Kim's passion is the promotion of coeliac disease awareness and education for nurses and she is currently completing an Advanced Certificate in Nutritional Counselling. See Educator Profile

Details
CPD15m of CPD
First Published25 March 2017
Updated25 March 2017
Expires
11 May 2019
Topics
Coeliac Disease
Nutrition
Chronic Illness
Psychosocial Considerations
Autoimmune Diseases
Diet
Gastroenterology
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