Nursing management of constipation in housebound older people

M Edwards, A Bentley

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In this article two algorithms are suggested for use by district nurses in the management of constipation in dependent older people at home. Prescribing for this group of patients requires a complex assessment of medical and social factors as 24-hour supervision is not always available and local health and social service resources may impact on the level of care that is available in terms of the provision of food and drink and the taking of medicines
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245
Number of pages1
JournalBritish Journal of Community Nursing
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2001


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