Prevention of constipation through risk management
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Prevention of constipation through risk management

Janice Richmond Nurse Specialist Oncology, Letterkenny General Hospital, Ireland

Constipation is a common problem for patients in community and hospital settings. It can have significant personal costs for individuals, including discomfort, pain, reduced quality of life and other serious physical complications. The author explores the prevention of constipation using a risk assessment approach.

Nursing Standard. 17, 16, 39-46. doi: 10.7748/ns2003.


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