The art and science of caregiving associated with dementia and incontinence

Type: Video
Supporting Aged Care Quality Standard: 1 2 3 4

Advances in our knowledge of bladder and bowel function and treatment over the last 20 years have focused on interventions to minimise or alleviate symptoms, rather than the art and science of continence caregiving, which remain deeply rooted in tradition and routine.

Join Dr Joan Ostataszkiewicz, Director of Aged Care Research at the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) as she shines a light on the silenced and concealed nature of incontinence and continence caregiving; the challenges faced by carers and the strategies they employ; and the implications for policy, education, and practice.


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Dr Joan Ostaszkiewicz

Registered Nurse
Dr Joan Ostaszkiewicz is a Registered Nurse with clinical and academic expertise in gerontological nursing education and research. Joan leads a program of research that aims to improve the quality of care for older people who require aged care services.


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