Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract make up some of the most common illnesses experienced across the lifespan affecting individuals in childhood, adulthood and infancy.
Gastrointestinal Nursing: A Lifespan Approach (PDF), an essential guide to the gastrointestinal system will enable allied health professionals and nurses to apply principles of anatomy and physiology to clinical practice. Taking an evidence-based and practical approach, every chapter explores associated anatomy, function and abnormalities. Chapters use selected pathology and associated pathophysiology, from across the lifespan, to support understanding of how disorders can disrupt the development and function of the gastrointestinal tract. The full colour illustrations and accessible writing style make this an ideal introduction for nursing students and professionals new to gastrointestinal care.