Incontinence




  • Concentrates on the four major types of urinary incontinence: stress, urge, overflow and functional
  • Guides on how to assess urinary incontinence, taking into account past medical or surgical history and more
  • Informs on popular treatment programs to decrease the episodes of urinary incontinence
  • Addresses the issue of faecal incontinence and how it can be properly assessed and managed

Incontinence has serious implications for people with dementia, and is often the main reason for admission to a residential aged-care facility (Fonda et al.1994). This chapter addresses the complex issue of incontinence and dementia and informs nurses about the different types of incontinence and how they can be managed, assessed and treated.


Contents include

  • Urinary incontinence
    • Types of urinary incontinence
    • The aim of continence management
    • Assessment of urinary incontinence
    • Treatment of urinary incontinence
  • Faecal incontinence
    • Principles of bowel management
    • Assessment of faecal incontinence
    • Developing a plan for faecal incontinence
  • Social containment
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Author / Editor Biographies

Urology / Continence; Dementia Nurse & Author; Oct 2013- CNC for continence at Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital Perth
Mary King has been involved with continence management in nursing since 1987. In 1988, she was awarded a nursing fellowship from the Royal Perth Hospital (Western Australia) to investigate continence facilities in Australia. Mary completed a course in continence with the Royal District Nursing and later established a nursing continence service at the Royal Perth Hospital. In 1992, Mary established a community-based family continence service with Silver Chain Nursing Service. Her current position is clinical nurse consultant in continence and urology at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital – a posit...

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