Constipation In Nursing

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In the world of palliative care, nurses have the responsibility to provide conform and care to all the patients. In this regard, constipation and obstruction are not limitations to the nurse’s will to provide treatments. However, based on the patient’s poor intake of fluid and fiber, constipation can develop and contribute to worsening complications such as bowel obstruction, fecal impaction, diverticulosis, or even colon cancer. Dr. Mercola in his article, “Constipation Emergencies on the Rise,” argues that constipation has also been shown to increase the risk of colon cancer and has been implicated in diverticulosis and appendicitis (2015). Supported by the article, constipation without treatments can lead to massive consequences. On the
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