Crohn's disease: view on nursing diagnosis and management

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Crohn’s Disease: View on Nursing diagnosis and Management Name Professor Subject Abstract Crohn’s disease is a complicated disease that involves the gastro-intestinal system. With the degree of discomfort it brings to patients suffering from it, the nurse’s role is to intervene with the aid of the nursing diagnosis formulated to target specific patient problems.


It is one of a group of diseases, together with ulcerative colitis, known together as inflammatory bowel disease. Although the disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus, it often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 2012). Crohn's disease is highly associated with genetics and can occur in all age group but is most often diagnosed in young adults. Common symptoms includes pain in the abdomen and diarrhea, bleeding from the rectum, weight loss, joint pain, skin problems and fever may also occur. Often children who developed the disease encounter growth problems. This can be associated with problems due to the disease such as intestinal blockage and malnutrition that can highly affect growth and development in children. Treatment may include medicines, nutrition supplements, surgery or a combination of these options (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 2012). ...
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