Wertschätzende Kommunikation bei Inkontinenz: Miteinander reden und Vertrauen aufbauen

Respectful communication in incontinence: talking to each other and building trust

Together against the taboo: Open exchange about incontinence and bladder weakness

Sharing knowledge and experience to remove the taboo surrounding incontinence:

Incontinence and bladder weakness are issues that affect many people over the course of their lives. However, shame and ignorance often lead to those affected suffering in silence and losing valuable quality of life.

That is why it is important to us to create an open and informative space on this platform.

Our goal:

  • To make facts and information about incontinence and bladder weakness easily accessible.
  • To collect reports from those affected in order to shed light on individual perspectives.
  • To promote exchange and mutual support.
  • To break taboos and demystify incontinence.

Only by talking openly about the issue can we offer those affected the help and support they need while improving the quality of life for everyone.

On this platform you will find:

  • Comprehensive information on the different forms of incontinence and bladder weakness.
  • Tips and advice for everyday life with incontinence.
  • Helpful addresses and contact points for those affected and their relatives.
  • Touching reports that provide courage and inspiration.

Share your experiences and questions with us!

Your contributions and comments are important to us in order to make this platform a lively and informative place.

Together we can take incontinence out of the taboo zone and offer those affected the support they deserve.

Because incontinence is not a shame, but an issue that concerns us all.


Today's article is about communication in incontinence and how talking builds trust.

Respectful communication in incontinence: talking to each other and building trust

Incontinence is a sensitive topic that can have both physical and emotional effects on those affected. Respectful communication plays a crucial role in how you approach this topic to create a supportive and trusting environment. Here are some strategies and tips on how to talk about incontinence in a respectful and sensitive way.

6 tips and strategies - for respectful communication

1. Show sensitivity and empathy

  • Understanding and compassion: Show understanding for the situation and avoid judgmental or derogatory comments.
  • Active listening: Listen carefully and show that you take the other person’s feelings and concerns seriously.

2. Use respectful language

  • Neutral terms: Use neutral and medically correct terms such as "incontinence" instead of slang or derogatory terms.
  • Open-ended questions: Ask open-ended questions that allow for detailed answers, such as "How do you feel about this?" or "What can we do to support you?"

3. Promote open and honest communication

  • Transparency: Be open and honest in your conversations and encourage your counterpart to be open as well.
  • Confidentiality: Ensure that all conversations remain confidential and respect the privacy of the person concerned.

4. Offer support

  • Willingness to help: Offer concrete support, for example in finding suitable aids or medical advice.
  • Encouragement: Encourage the affected person to seek professional help and support him or her in doing so if desired.

5. Positive conversation

  • Solution-focused: Steer the conversation in a solution-focused direction by asking about ways to improve the situation.
  • Recognition: Show appreciation for the openness of the person affected and encourage him or her in his or her courage to talk about the issue.

6. Education and awareness

  • Information: Educate yourself about incontinence so you can communicate knowledgeably and with understanding.
  • Education: Share your knowledge respectfully and without lecturing to avoid misunderstandings and stigmatization.

Practical examples of appreciative communication

Situation 1: Someone tells you about their incontinence

  • Answer: "Thank you for telling me about this. It doesn't have to be easy. How can I support you?"

Situation 2: You notice that someone may have problems talking about it

  • Answer: "I noticed that you might have something on your mind. If you want to talk about it, I'm happy to help."

Situation 3: Discussing practical solutions

  • Answer: "There are many ways to deal with incontinence. Would you like to explore together what options are available?"


Respectful communication in the case of incontinence requires sensitivity, respect and openness. By talking to each other empathetically and supportively, we can build trust and help ensure that those affected do not feel alone and receive the support they need.

I hope this blog post has helped you.

If you have any further questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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