Sustaining safe and acceptable bowel care in spinal cord injured patients

Nurs Stand. 2005 Nov;20(8):55-64, quiz 66. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.


This article aims to increase understanding of the bowel care needs of patients with spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injury centres provide expert bowel management for these patients but healthcare staff in general hospitals may not be familiar with the techniques required.

MeSH terms

  • Defecation*
  • Education, Continuing
  • Humans
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Spinal Cord Injuries / nursing*
  • Spinal Cord Injuries / physiopathology