Continence is regarded as a basic need and many continence problems can be addressed and managed effectively. People with an intellectual disability (ID) are at greater risk of developing urinary incontinence (UI), however action to address their needs is minimal and the quality of care they receive varies despite national care standards and guidelines. This article examines promotion of continence in people with an ID and explores the literature on assessment and management of need. It also discusses the factors ID nurses should consider when meeting the continence needs of people with an ID, including explaining important terms, and assessing and managing UI and continence promotion, as well as their role in providing care and support in a person-centred and inter-professional context.
Learning Disability Practice. doi: 10.7748/ldp.2018.e1878Citation
Keenan P, Fleming S, Horan P et al (2018) Urinary continence promotion and people with an intellectual disability. Learning Disability Practice. doi: 10.7748/ldp.2018.e1878Peer review
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Published online: 18 May 2018
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