Continence Resources

In the first of two articles Gaye Kyle reviews the definitions of constipation, epidemiology, causes of constipation, symptoms and assessment.

Gaye Kyle RGN BA (Hons) Dip Ed MA Independent lecturer, University of Ulster

Article accepted for publication: June 2011

In her second article Gaye Kyle discusses the management and treatment of constipation and the need to develop a proactive approach.

Gaye Kyle RGN is an Independent Lecturer, University of Ulster

Article accepted for publication: September 2011

Pat Black discusses some of the modern stoma appliances available and offers a guide to choosing the correct appliance for the patient with a bowel or bladder stoma.

Pat Black Consultant Nurse, Coloproctology, The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust. Honorary Senior Lecturer, Buckinghamshire New University.

Article accepted for publication: July 2011