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What effect do urinary catheters have on patients' quality of life?

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A research review published this week looking at patients’ experience of living with a catheter has described the effect these devices have on patients’ quality of live and intimate relationships and highlights the need to involve patients in decisions about their care.

  • What do you consider when you select a urinary catheter?
  • Do you involve patients in your decision making?
  • Do you consider alternatives to indwelling catheter such as intermittent catheterisation?
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  • Anonymous

    We were having a discussion in the office the other day and opinion seems to be divided. Should the Community Nurses be undertaking the First Catheterisation (male) in the community setting. I was always told that a GP should do this as there are inherent risks to performing this for the first time

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