How GI health can impact overall health

Gut Reaction

The following video entitled Gut Reaction part 1 from the TV show Catalyst on the ABC website to gain a further appreciation of how GI health can impact overall health. Consider the relationship between gastrointestinal health and chronic and complex heath conditions.

Select one chronic or complex condition and explore this relationship by addressing the following questions.

  • Discuss the factors surrounding gastrointestinal health that will need to be considered in the nursing assessment for the selected condition?
  • Discuss which dietary and gastrointestinal considerations would the nurse need to address in providing education to the individual with the selected condition?
  • Critically analyse the manner in which gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology is affected by the selected condition.
  • Outline the most significant diagnostics and pharmacological treatments for the selected condition, and discuss the nurses role within providing these.