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An end to shame: enabling patients to self-manage catheters

A project led by adult continence nurses is supporting people struggling to cope with indwelling urinary catheters

A project led by adult continence nurses is supporting people struggling to cope with indwelling urinary catheters

When a patient comes home from hospital with a catheter in place they are at risk of infections. They may be afraid, their self-image is affected and often they feel embarrassed or even ashamed about the whole thing.

So when adult continence service team lead Joanne Spence wanted to launch a continence project she knew there was a need to tread carefully. But she also knew she could make a huge difference to people’s

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