Care of Gastrointestinal Problems in the Older Adult

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Care of Gastrointestinal Problems in the Older Adult

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  • Sue E. Meiner EdD, APRN, BC, GNP

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This book provides nurses with practical information on the most frequently encountered gastrointestinal disorders and problems found in the elderly ó from constipation, hemorrhoids, and diverticulosis to cancers of the GI tract. It was developed to provide greater depth of information than can be found in general nursing textbooks, and to tailor this information to the special needs of the elderly. Each chapter includes a definition of the condition, followed by its cause, normal and abnormal physiology, nursing care with attention to nursing diagnoses, interventions, medications, and alternative therapies (where appropriate). Health promotion, nutrition, and quality of life issues are included as an essential part of any plan of care for older adults.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 15, 2004
  • Page Count 272
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826118653
  • EISBN 9780826118660

Table of Contents 

  1. Introduction and Demographic Data, Sue E. Meiner
  2. General Disorders of the Upper Gastrointestinal System, Beverly Anderson Reno
  3. Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease, Catherine Hill
  4. Motor Dysfunctions of the Stomach, Susan D. Kowalski
  5. Helicobacter Pylori and Ulcers, Phyllis. J. Atkinson
  6. Bacterial, Viral, and Parasitic Infections of the Colon, Sue E. Meiner
  7. Vitamin B12 and Folate Deficiencies, Lori Candela
  8. Cancers of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Ann Schmidt Luggen
  9. Nutrition and Gastrointestinal Diseases, Barbara Resnick
  10. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Sue E. Meiner
  11. Diverticular Disease, D. Sue Clarren
  12. Constipation and Noninfectious Diarrhea, Lynn Ferebee and Sue E. Meiner
  13. Hemorrhoids and Problems of the Anus and Rectum, Catherine Hill

  14. Index