Gastrointestinal Health

Margaret Heitkemper, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor and Chair
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems
School of Nursing
University of Washington

Learning Objectives


By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Identify three changes that occur with aging in the gastrointestinal tract.
  • List common gastrointestinal symptoms reported by older adults.
  • Identify three risk factors for constipation in older adults.

[From the Winter 2014 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]