How GI health can impact overall health

Gut Reaction

Watch
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.
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/tv/catalyst/catalyst_14_15_05.mp4

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.