Turkish Journal of Geriatrics 2003 , Vol 6, Issue 2
Ayden ÇOBAN, Ahsen ŞİRİN
Ege Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Yüksekokulu Kadın Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Hemşireliği, Araş. Gör., İzmir
Ege Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Yüksekokulu Halk Sağlığı Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Prof. Dr., İzmir
Elderly individuals might have various types of psychological, social and medical problems. One of these problems is urogenital system disease. In our community the most frequently seen urogenital system complaints in elderly women are; rectocele and cystocele. That diseases, elderly woman in examination is appear urinary incontinence and uterus prolapsus. Nurses most frequently encounter these elderly women in their working environments and in the social environments they live in. They should provide training for those women who have these kinds of problems and refer them to health institutes in order for them to get the care they need. Nurses working in gynecology and maternity clinic should possesses all necessary knowledge and skills pertaining to providing the training and care, preparing for a possible surgical treatment and for the care after surgical treatment. Keywords : Elderly, Urogenital System, Urinary incontinence, Uterine prolapsus, Nursing Approach