BC Chapter CNCA Encouraged by Appointment of Canada’s First Senior's Advocate

Drawing a Link: B.C. Chapter of Canadian Nurse Continence Advisors Highlights Linkage between Overactive Bladder and Senior Health Outcomes
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April 1, 2014 - PRLog -- VANCOUVER, BC, April 1, 2014 - Overactive bladder (OAB) is a chronic medical condition marked by the sudden, compelling desire to pass urine. Evidence demonstrates that urinary incontinence often associated with OAB can be the “tipping point” in the decision by caregivers to place elderly family members into care facilities.[ii] (http://#_edn2) As such, the time to prioritize appropriate and effective care for those British Columbians living with OAB, in order to help improve senior health outcomes, is now.

As the B.C. Chapter of the Canadian Nurse Continence Advisors (CNCA) continues to highlight the linkage between OAB and seniors wellbeing, the organization is encouraged by the recent appointment of Isobel Mackenzie as Canada's first seniors’ advocate,  announced by the Government of British Columbia.

“We look forward to working with Isobel Mackenzie to address the needs of the 400,000 British Columbians living with overactive bladder and other quality of life issues that lead to isolation, depression and recurrent urinary tract infections in seniors,” says Maureen McGrath, RN, NCA and Chair of the BC Chapter of the Canadian Nurse Continence Advisors.

The BC Chapter of the Canadian Nurse Continence Advisors is working in partnership with The Canadian Continence Foundation (TCCF) to increase awareness of the needs of people living with incontinence across the province. The two groups are actively campaigning for a higher standard of care for those affected by these potentially debilitating conditions.

Full details about the campaign can be found at www.itsurgent.ca.

About Canadian Nurse Continence Advisor Association (CNCA)

CNCA is a national association mandated to enhance the speciality of Nurse Continence Advisors (NCA) in Canada by promoting education, research, and clinical practice. The activities of CNCA are designed to enrich members' professional growth and development.

For further information please contact Maureen McGrath, RN NCA and Chair of the B.C. Chapter of the Canadian Nurse Continence Advisors.

EMAIL: nursetalk@hotmail.com

Yamaguchi O, et al. Clinical Guidelines for Overactive Bladder. International Journal of Urology. 2009. 16(2):126-142.

[ii] (http://#_ednref2)The Canadian Continence Foundation. Impacts of Incontinence in Canada. http://www.canadiancontinence.ca/pdf/impacts-of-incontinence.pdf. Accessed June 25, 2013.

Maureen McGrath
Tags:Oab, Overactive Bladder, Senior's Advocate, Continence, Urinary Incontinence
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