Faecal incontinence in adults
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Faecal incontinence in adults

Wilma Boyd-Carson Colorectal Nurse Specialist, Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Northern Ireland

Faecal incontinence is a distressing condition, which adversely affects the quality of life of adults of all ages. It is often preventable and easily treatable once a diagnosis has been made. Nurses should provide support and information for patients and their families and ensure they understand the causes of faecal incontinence and the treatment regimens available.

Nursing Standard. 18, 8, 45-51. doi: 10.7748/ns2003.



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