Carrying out a holistic assessment of a patient with constipation.

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    • Abstract:
      The article discusses how nurses can engage in holistic assessments of constipated patients, and it mentions the causes of constipation, examinations of patients' fecal samples, and symptoms such as rectal discomfort and fever. The relationship between constipation and a patient's dietary fiber and fluid intake levels is assessed, along with a digital rectal examination by a suitably trained nurse. Self-management and other treatments for constipation are mentioned.