The case for integrated, community-based continence care for children and young people
Davina Richardson Children’s specialist nurse, Charity Bladder & Bowel UK
A revised continence commissioning guide has been issued by the Paediatric Continence Forum
Children are expected to acquire the skills to manage bodily functions that are under voluntary control, and learn societal rules about doing so in private, early on. However, for children and young people with bladder or bowel difficulties, problems with managing bodily functions are often hidden, either because it is assumed there has been a delay in their development, or due to the stigma and embarrassment associated with such personal issues.
Nursing Children and Young People. 31, 6, 12-13. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.31.6.12.s11