Table of Contents

Introduction.
An overview of the gastrointestinal tract.
The oesophagus.
The stomach.
The small intestine.
The large intestine.
The liver.
The biliary system.
The pancreas.
Diagnostic procedures and tests in gastroenterology.
Gastrointestinal emergencies.
Pharmacology in gastroenterology.
The role of psychosocial factors in gastroenterology.
Quality of life in gastroenterology. A comprehensive text that reviews the anatomy and physiology of gastrointestinal medicine, covering the pathophysiology of clinical features, causes, investigation and management. Underlying this approach is the specific nursing aspects of caring for patients with gastrointestinal conditions.