The last taboo.

  • Rose Gallacher
  • Published 2004 in
    Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…


Most of the patients in the ophthalmic unit where I work are older people and, as this article ( Boyd-Carson 2003 ) points out, they may be too embarrassed and distressed to admit they have faecal incontinence. It is extremely common among older people. 


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