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Parity of esteem: what we have learnt from working with the ‘other side’

‘When thinking about providing services that realise parity of esteem, there can be no ‘us and them’ only ‘us’ .

Faecal incontinence: a healthcare taboo

FI is the term used to describe the inability to control the bowels (ICS, 2015). Benezech et al (2016) defined FI as the involuntary loss of flatus (wind) and/or solid or liquid stool through the anal...

Virtual IPE: a brave new world of learning

Students are allocated to multidisciplinary breakout groups within which they can get to know each other, discuss the scenario and make a plan for assessment, treatment and management from each...

Voiding dysfunction and the experience of intermittent self-catheterisation

Voiding dysfunction is relatively uncommon in young women (Mevcha and Drake, 2010) and can often be an incidental finding when investigating another medical condition. The cause of voiding dysfunction...

Taking care of continence patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

Indisputably, all staff who have worked within and around heath and social care provision (including all support services, such as administrative, portering, domestic and catering staff) have done an...

Embracing the changes imposed by COVID-19 to shape future stoma care service provision

We all acknowledge how vital the role of discharge planning is for a safe transition into the community for a new ostomist (Prinz et al, 2015), yet due to the risk of exposure to SARS-COV-2 in...

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