'Her need was more than a hand to hold'.

  • Published 1997 in
    Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…

Abstract

During a placement on a female ward recently I was asked to accompany a patient who was to have a sigmoidscopy. She was a 74-year-old woman who had been suffering severe diarrhoea. The purpose of the sigmoidscopy was to examine the lower bowel for abnormalities to which the diarrhoea could be attributed. The procedure involves inserting a sigmoid- scope… (More)

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