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/ns2003.11.18.8.45.c3487
Published in print: 05 November 2003Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review