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What’s it like living with an indwelling catheter?

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Article:

Prinjha S, Chapple A (2013) Living with an indwelling urinary catheter. Nursing Times; 109: 12-14

Author:

Suman Prinjha is a senior researcher and Alison Chapple is research lecturer both at the University of Oxford

 

 

THIS ARTICLE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT

  • The problems commonly associated with indwelling urinary catheters
  • Catheter-users’ opinions on how care can be improved
  • Recommendations for professionals

YOU WOULD BE LIKELY TO REFERENCE THIS ARTICLE IF YOU WERE RESEARCHING…

This article would be particularly useful if you were writing an essay on dignity and how nurses can preserve it.

IN WHAT SITUATIONS WILL THIS ARTICLE BE USEFUL FOR ME?

This article’s main attraction is the way it enhances our understanding of what it’s really like to live with an indwelling catheter. It presents patient opinions, which are helpful to learn from and improve practice. Therefore, this article could potentially be useful to all nurses caring for patients with indwelling catheters, and not just specialist nurses.

 

QUESTIONS FOR YOUR MENTOR/TUTOR

What are the alternatives to indwelling catheters?

How can I help a patient maintain their dignity when using a catheter?

STUDENT NT DECODER

Urology

Branch of medicine that focuses on diseases of the urinary tract system

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