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Awareness of Incontinence in Ethnic Communities Report

Awareness of Incontinence in Ethnic Communities Report

Incontinence is a common health issue that affects people across the life span. It is an issue that individuals find difficult to raise with health professionals. It is not easy for an adult to say ‘I wet myself’. Thus incontinence continues to be a taboo subject because of a complex of emotions it causes the person such as embarrassment, shame, and anxiety. Incontinence is the loss of bladder or bowel control. Urinary incontinence is defined as: the complaint of any involuntary leakage of urine (Abrams et al 2002). Faecal incontinence (bowel) is the involuntary loss of liquid or solid stool that is a social or hygienic problem (Norton et al 2005). A need for frequent toileting, a feeling of urgency and/or constipation can also be associated with incontinence. To access the full report please contact: info@continencevictoria.org.au  ... read more
Incontinence in Other Languages

Incontinence in Other Languages

Consumers and health professionals can now access information about incontinence   in 20 languages with written, audio and video formats available. The 1-17 translated fact sheets are also now bilingual and accessible from these pages. You can also access these fact sheets via the resource section on The Continence Foundation of Australia’s website. You can view the web pages and fact sheets by visiting www.continence.org.au/other-languages The Continence Foundation of Australia also launched 3 new guidelines around working with interpreters: Guidelines for conducting presentations with an interpreter Guidelines for health professionals – working with interpreters in a continence assessment Guidelines for interpreters – what to expect in  a continence assessment These 3 guidelines are available to download from the “resource” section of the CFA website under the “professionals”... read more