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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...

The efficacy of smoke-free sites with little more than signage to instil concordance

It is also necessary to consider whether some trusts and health boards are simply installing signage and making token gestures to ostensibly comply with their nation's policies on promoting smoke-free...

Letters to the Editor

I read with great interest Kirk and Bezzant's (2020) article drawing attention to the numerous barriers that prevent health professionals from screening women for domestic violence and abuse (DVA)....

Pandemic inspires innovative use of virtual simulation to teach practical skills

This teaching approach draws on experiential learning theory (Kolb, 2014) and uses transformational, pragmatic underpinnings of drama to develop nursing students' assessment and decision-making...

Evidence of social value in the Lindsay Leg Club® network: an evaluation

The evaluation lasted between 1 October 2019 and 15 January 2020. The data gathered consisted of 54 hours of observations in six UK Leg Clubs and plentiful conversations with people met in the Leg...

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