Children, young people and their families living with a hidden disability

Judith Cavet

This book describes the experiences of families whose children are affected by faecal incontinence as a result of a physical impairment.

It demonstrates the powerful social pressures associated with this disability by presenting accounts of affected children, young people and their parents, often in their own words. The research is unusual in that it tackles a relatively common condition which, despite its impact on people's lives, generally goes unacknowledged. As well as highlighting this extremely stigmatising condition, it discusses how a more supportive environment can be achieved.

Accessible to those with a personal or professional interest, this book is intended for a multidisciplinary professional audience, as well as affected people, their families and friends.