Understanding bowel problems in older people
Bowel problems can be devastating for patients and those who care for them. Accurate assessment is essential to determine the cause of symptoms and to decide treatment and management strategies. Treatment and management can be complex but with care and patience improvement or cure is possible. Part 1 of this two-part article offers an overview of bowel problems in older people and an introduction to assessment.
Nursing Older People. 17, 8,25-29. doi: 10.7748/nop2005.11.17.8.25.c2394