How seminars for parents can improve children’s continence management
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How seminars for parents can improve children’s continence management

Jeni Senior Children’s urology nurse specialist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester

Jeni Senior illustrates how these sessions can improve treatment compliance and reduce feelings of isolation

Staff at a children’s urology department, in response to a growing caseload and reports of a sense of isolation among children, young people and their carers, agreed there was a need to develop innovative new strategies to provide a quality service that could be delivered within existing financial constraints. The aim was to encourage service users while showing them they were not alone and without breaching confidentiality. Paediatric urology seminars for parents were developed as a result and they have proven to be effective, including in areas that were not at first anticipated, such as parents being able to appreciate from a non-judgmental approach that their children are neither naughty nor lazy.

Nursing Children and Young People. 27, 9, 16-20. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.27.9.16.s22


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Conflict of interest

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Received: 28 May 2015

Accepted: 20 July 2015