Continence care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease
Isobel Mason Lead nurse, specialist practice, gastroenterology, Royal Free Hospital, London
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic illness that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms commonly include frequency, urgency and faecal leaking or incontinence. This article discusses the causes of incontinence in IBD, medical and practical aspects of management and the role of the nurse in supporting patients living with often embarrassing symptoms.
Nursing Standard. 22, 8, 43-46. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.10.22.8.43.c6230Correspondence
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