Support Individuals to Manage Continence (Hsc 2016)

Unit 4222-224     Support and Manage continence

Outcome 1     Understand factors that affect the management of

|explain how difficulties with continence can affect an individual’s self esteem, health and their day to day activities             |
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|When a person cannot mange their own continence, this affects how they feel about themselves, and it can also affect their everyday|
|life.                                                                                                                               |
|A person might feel embarrassed that they always have “accidents”, but can not help it.   The person might develop pressure sores   |
|and rashes because they cannot help themselves.                                                                                     |
|Individuals are too embarrassed to talk about their problems, so do not visit their doctors for help.                               |
|Many people stop going out, so become isolated, distressed and possibly depressed.                                                 |

|list common causes of difficulties with continence                                                                                 |
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|pregnancy                                                                                                                           |
|age                                                                                                                                 |
|overactive bladder                                                                                                                 |