The insertion of an indwelling urethral catheter is a considered, invasive intervention that places the patient in a position of increased vulnerability. It requires the nurse to have the knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare and perform the procedure while supporting the patient. Such a procedure may evoke a range of emotions and responses in a person with a learning disability. It is important that nurses address the needs of the individual and tailor the care to their needs in a sensitive and respectful manner.
Learning Disability Practice. doi: 10.7748/ldp.2019.e1949Peer review
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Tremayne P, Pawlyn J (2019) Management of indwelling urinary catheters for people with learning disabilities. Learning Disability Practice. doi: 10.7748/ldp.2019.e1949
Published online: 18 July 2019
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