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Cover image for lecture: Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease - a Practical Guide for Nurses

Lecture Overview

While some degree of fat in the liver is normal, it only takes a small increase in the percentage of fat for disease to occur. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is becoming increasingly common. It is considered to be the most prevalent cause of liver disease in Australia. Many people with this disease have an increased risk of cirrhosis and liver-related death.


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Jana Van der Jagt

Jana Van der Jagt is a hepatology nurse practitioner from the Mid North Coast of NSW where she established and developed the Port Macquarie Liver Clinic. She has worked in the field of hepatology for 18 years. Her current roles include the provision of comprehensive liver disease assessment and management in private practice at Port Macquarie Gastroenterology as well as consultancy services developing and delivering education for healthcare workers. Particular interests include advanced liver disease, nurse education, and the development of responsive models of care. Jana’s qualifications include graduate diploma in critical care nursing, graduate diploma adult education and training, and a master of nursing (nurse practitioner). See Educator Profile


24 Total Rating(s)
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Philip Randall
26 Jun 2019

I found this resource informative and helpful in understanding the issues related to our Western lifestyle and the impacts of our lifestyle on our health.

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Linda Seccull
15 Jun 2019

This was a great module and surprisingly confronting. Education and action is high on my list now.

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Katina Graham
01 May 2019

To keep up to date with evidence based knowledge and practice

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Julie Elphinstone
23 Apr 2019

Informative and clearly defined.

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Candace Pederson
04 Sep 2018

Very informative and well versed

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Susana Ave
04 Jun 2018

Improves my knowledge and able to share to colleagues and to all patients who are suffering from NAFLD and NASH for better health and speed recovery ery.

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Devika Nandanimala
17 May 2018


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Karen Gruber
03 May 2018

Interesting and frightening information at the same time.

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Christine E Fletcher
05 Apr 2018

Interesting and clearly presented

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Karen Saunders
04 Apr 2018

An engaging presenter who provided a great resource for what seems to be the next health epidemic.