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Opioid-induced constipation in children’s palliative care

29 October 2011

Nursing Children and Young People


Accurate assessment and management of children’s symptoms at the end of life is a vital part of the children’s nurse role. Most children experience pain at this...

Improving bowel care after surgery for hip fracture

28 November 2014

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Constipation is a common problem in older people with hip fracture because of immobility, opioid prescription and lack of privacy. There is a dearth of meaningful...

Assessment and management of constipation in older people

25 June 2012

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

Older people, particularly those with underlying health problems, commonly experience constipation, which is a distressing symptom that can adversely affect quality...

Using abdominal massage in bowel management

09 July 2014

Nursing Standard

Arts & Science

This article describes the introduction of abdominal massage techniques by a community team as part of a total bowel management programme for people with learning...

Prevention and management of constipation in adults

08 April 2015

Nursing Standard


Constipation is a common, often chronic, condition that is a health concern for providers of care. The condition can be distressing and although seldom...