Promoting confidence: the child with special needs
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Promoting confidence: the child with special needs

June Rogers Special School Nurse Adviser, St Helens and Knowsley Community Health NHS Trust

This article discusses ways in which nurses should promote continence in children with special needs.

The aim of this article is to raise nurses’ awareness of the range of managements available when promoting continence in children with special needs. What is important to remember, however, is that each child should be seen as an individual and management may need to be tailored to meet not only the needs of the individual child, but also the child’s family. After reading this you should be able to:

Learning Disability Practice. 1, 3, 29-36. doi: 10.7748/ldp1998.

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