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Gastrointestinal Nursing

A Lifespan Approach, 1st Edition

By Paul Ong, Rachel Skittrall


191 pages | 83 Color Illus.

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Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract make up some of the most common illnesses experienced across the lifespan affecting individuals in infancy, childhood and adulthood.


This essential guide to the gastrointestinal system will enable nurses and allied health professionals to apply principles of anatomy and physiology to clinical practice. Taking a practical and evidence-based approach, each 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 accessible writing style and full colour illustrations make this an ideal introduction for students and professionals new to gastrointestinal care.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Oral Cavity. Oesophagus. Small Intestine. Pancreas. Liver and Gallbladder. Large Intestine.

About the Authors

Paul Ong is a Senior Lecturer on the adult nursing undergraduate programme at Oxford Brookes University. Paul started his nursing career in Neurosurgery at the Radcliffe Infirmary. He then spent six years in Gastrointestinal Surgery at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Rachel Skittrall is Principal Lecturer and Programme Lead for the adult nursing undergraduate programme at Oxford Brookes University. Since practicing as a podiatrist and lecturer at the London Foot Hospital, Rachel has been teaching anatomy and physiology to pre-registration nursing students at Oxford Brookes University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nursing / General
MEDICAL / Reproductive Medicine & Technology