Nursing care of gastrointestinal (GI) patients

Edited by Christine Norton, Julia Williams, Claire Taylor, Annmarie Nunwa and Kathy Whayman

in Oxford Handbook of Gastrointestinal Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199298655
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598021 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Nursing care of gastrointestinal (GI) patients

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Clinical history-taking: general - Clinical history-taking: GI symptoms 1 - Clinical history-taking: GI symptoms 2 - Physical examination: environment, position, inspection - Physical examination: palpation, percussion, auscultation - Physical examination: per rectum (PR) examination - Stigma and taboos - Body image and sexuality - Presentation of psychological difficulties in GI patients - Management of psychological difficulties in GI patients

Chapter.  3784 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gastroenterology ; Nursing Skills

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