By Sue E. Meiner EdD APRN BC GNP

This e-book offers nurses with functional info at the most often encountered gastrointestinal issues and difficulties present in the aged - from constipation, hemorrhoids, and diverticulosis to cancers of the GI tract. It was once constructed to supply better intensity of knowledge than are available normally nursing textbooks, and to tailor this data to the distinctive wishes of the aged. each one bankruptcy encompasses a definition of the situation, via its reason, basic and irregular body structure, nursing care with awareness to nursing diagnoses, interventions, medicinal drugs, and substitute treatments (where appropriate). future health advertising, food, and caliber of existence concerns are incorporated as a necessary a part of any plan of take care of older adults.

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F. 1 (continued) 32 Care of the Older Adult With Gastrointestinal Problems 2) 3. 4. Review of systems a) Ear: pain, discharge, tinnitus, decrease/increase in hearing, use of hearing aids b) Eye: pain, discharge, vision, corrective lenses, blurred vision, diplopia, night blindness, color vision c) Reproductive system g. Hazards to human life, human functioning, and human well-being 1) Personal safety practices 2) Social habits (drugs, alcohol, tobacco, coffee-tea-cola; specify level of use) h. Normalcy: promotion of human functioning and development within social groups in accord with human potential, known limitations, and the human desire to be normal 1) Health habits a) Health resources used (medical, dental, vision and hearing, screening programs, immunizations, counseling) b) Personal health practices (stress/anxiety management, meditation, relaxation techniques; self-breast exam, testicular exam) 2) Self concept/image a) Body image (appearance, boundaries, limits, inner structure) b) Mental health i.

Attitude ii. Affect/mood iii. Thought processes (logical, coherent, perceptual) iv. Sensorium and reasoning (levels of consciousness, orientation, memory, calculation, abstract thinking, judgment/insight, intelligence v. Locus of control vi. Potential for danger (harm to self/other) c) Spirituality Developmental Self-Care Requisites a. Life-cycle stage and related concerns (neonatal, infancy, toddler, preschool, school age, adolescence, early adulthood, middle adulthood, childbearing, late adulthood b.

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