International ethical guidance for continence care of older adults published: The Pad Project participated in the work


The PI of the Pad Project, Tiina Vaittinen, partipated in the International Continence Society Ethical Committee work in writing a white paper on ethical considerations in older adults with urinary incontinence.

The white paper was published in Neurourology & Urodynamics, and it can be freely downloaded from the below link, which leads to the ICS news on the publication.









PAD004 Inkontinenssi ja hoivarakentaminen

Image: Teija Hakala (c)

[The episode is in Finnish] How should the spatial design of care homes take account for incontinence pads? How does the spatial design shape continence care? How could innovations in the field of construction business contribute to sustainable continence care? The guest in this episode is Maarit Kokkonen, the marketing and communication director from the construction company Sikla. Editing: Timo Uotinen (The recording has been made with both the speakers wearing a mask, which may have an impact on the sound quality.)

Will we ever see incontinence products made from 100% renewable materials?

Incontinence pads are also about forest industry

Forest industry may not be the first thing to associate with something as intimately embodied as incontinence care.

Producing the fluff to the pads’ absorbent layers, it is, however, a key industry in the production of the pads.

While solving the question of  sustainable land usage remains key for the sustainability of forest industry, it may also provide solutions for a more sustainable future for adult incontinence care.

Along with a range of experts from other fields, our project’s PI, Tiina Vaittinen, was interviewed for this podcast, produced by Stora Enso, which asks:

Will we ever see incontinence products made from 100% renewable materials?



PAD001 Mistä niitä vaippoja saa?

Where will I get incontinence products, if I become incontinent? In this second episode of the Finnish medium podcast on incontinence, we discuss how “hoitotarvikejakelu”, i.e. the public health service responsible for pad distribution in Finland. We also reveal magical tips on how to develop the system, so that improving the service and wellbeing of the clients decreases the costs of the service… The guest in this episode is Tuulia Lahtinen, Registered Nurse and Public Health Nurse.

Image: Teija Hakala (c)

Music – cobwebbed; clear vision; vision of the future. Sound effects – Girl Pees in the Toilet by Mike Koenig; Flushing the Toilet. Graphic design: Teija Hakala.

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PAD001 Inkontinenssin ihmeellinen maailma

Podcast logo by Teija Hakala (c)

The first episode of Finland’s first incontinence related podcast. The English version of the padcast (with tailored contents for international audiences) coming soon. By Tiina Vaittinen

Musiikit – cobwebbed; clear vision; vision of the future. Ääniefektit – Girl Pees in the Toilet by Mike Koenig; Flushing the Toilet; Water Drops by Daniel Simon. Jakson kuva: IStock. Podcastin logon grafiikka: Teija Hakala.

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