How to ask about bowel problems – and why it matters to patients
Jennifer Trueland Health journalist
When nurses raise the tricky subject of faecal incontinence they’re really talking about quality of life
Perhaps it is because it is something that most of us, from toddler upwards, have done alone and behind closed doors, but people are not good at talking about poo. That means that when something goes wrong with our bowels, many of us don’t seek help and, indeed, aren’t even aware of what help is out there.
Nursing Standard. 34, 9, 56-58. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.9.56.s18