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A procedure for the digital removal of faeces

26 January 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes the development of an evidence-based procedure for the digital removal of faeces (DRF) and the problems and barriers encountered–not least the...

Understanding the role of diet in adult constipation

28 July 2020

Nursing Standard


Constipation is a common condition in adults and symptoms such as straining and the sensation of incomplete bowel emptying can be distressing for patients. The...

Assessment, diagnosis and management of constipation

10 August 2020

Nursing Standard


Constipation is a common, treatable condition that can be experienced by all age groups. This article outlines the different types of constipation and explains how...