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Urinary continence promotion and people with an intellectual disability

18 May 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Continence is regarded as a basic need and many continence problems can be addressed and managed effectively. People with an intellectual disability (ID) are at...

continence problems in children attending special schools

01 October 2006

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The continence service in the local health trust is changing to become increasingly nurse led. So far, the emphasis has been on typically developing children. The...

Investing in continence

15 September 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

A year of relentless lobbying by the RCN Continence Care Forum, supported by RCN Forum for Nurses Working with Older People, led to an announcement from Paul Boateng...

Diagnosis and management of slow transit constipation in adults

26 October 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Chronic constipation is regarded as one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints. This article focuses on a type of functional disorder of the digestive system...

Urinary catheterisation: assessing the best options for patients

25 March 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

There are two methods of draining urine from the bladder via a catheter. They involve intermittent catheterisation or the use of an indwelling catheter. This article...

Female urethral catheterisation

31 October 2007

Nursing Standard


This article examines the procedure of female urinary catheterisation. The importance of holistic patient assessment is emphasised, and patient consent, catheter...

Assessment, prevention and treatment of faecal incontinence in older people

19 September 2018

Nursing Older People

bowel dysfunction

Faecal incontinence is an impaired ability to control the passage of stool, often described as involuntary loss of solid or liquid stool, and the symptom of an...

Parents’ views on toilet training: a cross-sectional study in Flanders

01 May 2018

Nursing Children and Young People


Aims The goals of this research were to investigate parents’ perceptions of toilet training and their beliefs and views on how to toilet train children. Methods...

Insertion of a urinary catheter

01 November 2006

Nursing Older People

Gerontological care and practice

Although a common procedure in the care of older people, the insertion of a urinary catheter carries considerable risk – for example, from infection or trauma....

Promoting continence in nursing homes: responding to government guidelines

01 November 2003

Nursing Older People


The NHS Plan (Department of Health 2000a) stated that nursing care would be free to all residents with nursing needs from April 2003. This has meant that primary...