Brown's article on incontinence screening prompts lively discussion


Heidi Brown

Heidi Brown, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Advanced Pelvic Surgery published an article on urinary and fecal incontinence screening in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine in September – you can read the whole, excellent article here.

Providers from Thailand and India responded to the original article (“If We Don’t Ask, They Won’t Tell: Screening for Urinary and Fecal Incontinence by Primary Care Providers”) with suggestions for how to approach the issue with their patients in a culturally sensitive way.

Brown et al. submitted a second response, offering further options to help providers approach conversations about urinary and fecal incontinence with patients.

If an article generates this much conversation, you know it’s hitting an important issue!