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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | August 2020

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Improving the lives of children/teenagers with continence challenges

Improving the lives of children/teenagers with continence challenges
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Article topics: Continence

It is estimated that one in 12 children and young people in the UK suffer with a wetting or soiling problem, which can have a devastating impact on their family life, social life and self-esteem (NHS Modernisation Agency, 2003). Afraid of wetting themselves in class or on a school trip; too many children and teenagers are missing out on sleepovers and camping trips, being bullied and constantly trying to hide the signs of their ‘secret’.

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