Less continence stress
Children with continence problems are often stigmatised because health professionals, schools and parents fail to address bladder and bowel problems, according to Brenda Cheer, the first specialist nurse appointed by the national children’s continence charity ERIC.
‘Healthcare professionals are often well meaning but can struggle to give appropriate advice,’ says Ms Cheer. ‘Children can be burdened with the guilty secret of wetting or soiling yet there is so much we can do to change this.’
ERIC – or Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence – says the need is huge.
Using a three-year Department of Health grant, the ERIC nurse project...
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