Nursing Standard podcast: preventing and managing constipation

Gastrointestinal expert Jennie Burch explains its causes and how to help patients

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What is a ‘normal’ bowel movement and what is considered constipation? And what are the best ways to prevent and manage constipation?

These issues and more are discussed in the latest episode of the Nursing Standard podcast.

Jennie Burch, head of gastrointestinal nurse education at St Mark's Hospital, Harrow, talks to senior nurse editor Richard Hatchett about the causes of constipation and the different ways nurses can help their patients.

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