Advanced practice continence nursing

Joan Ostaszkiewicz, Cynthia Peden-McAlpine, Melissa Northwood, Sharon Eustice, Donna Z. Bliss, Kaoru Nishimura

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This chapter explains the concepts of advanced practice nursing and advanced practice continence nursing. It describes advanced practice nursing and advanced practice continence nursing practice in four countries. It distinguishes between specialist and advanced nursing practice, introduces the reader to the global development of continence nursing as a specialization, describes the role profile of the nurse continence specialist, and proposes a set of competences and education from basic to advanced practice continence nursing care. This chapter includes information about the advanced practice approach to continence care for people with fecal incontinence and concludes with research about the effectiveness of nurses with advanced practice skills in continence care for people with fecal incontinence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationManagement of Fecal Incontinence for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Subtitle of host publicationUnder the Auspices of the International Continence Society
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9783319907048
ISBN (Print)9783319907031
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Advanced practice
  • Continence nursing
  • Education competence
  • Nursing
  • Specialization


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