Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Health Education Fact Sheets

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This fact sheet is geared toward the health-care professional. It highlights the best practice guideline recommendations and offers tips on how to facilitate client centred learning.

Nurses and other health-care providers want you to know they can help you deal with a serious threat to your health—abuse and neglect.

Did you know that signs of abuse and neglect are not always easy to spot? You may not even know that you are being mistreated. That’s why it is so important to talk about the issue with a trained nurse or health-care provider.

You may need to seek assistance from a health-care professional when you have concerns about people you care for who are in pain.

Uncontrolled pain is a common problem. Pain can affect anyone at any age and include people who are unable to communicate that they are experiencing some form of pain. If people have pain during their day-to-day activities or during any medical procedure, this can affect the way they behave and function. This behaviour may cause you to feel helpless and distressed, especially if you can not help them with their pain and they are not able to speak for themselves.

Why you should seek assistance from a health-care professional when you are in pain?

Uncontrolled pain is a common problem. Pain can affect anyone at any age. If you are experiencing uncontrolled pain it can affect day-to-day activities and make you feel upset or sad. Members of your family may feel helpless too, especially if they do not know how to help.

Urinary incontinence is a symptom, not a disease. It affects one in four Canadians over the age of 65. There are some things related to age that can contribute to the problem.

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