Proud to catheterise

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, June 26 2020

After being told in her 30s that she would need to catheterise for the rest of her life, Serena Green felt humiliated. Now she is proud to catheterise but her journey to acceptance in the years following involved friends, family and healthcare professionals.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Women's Health, Bladder Management, ISC, Self-catheterisation, Urology

What freedom and dignity means when living with Spina Bifida

Posted by Sam Crow, October 29 2019

To be born with Spina Bifida is to be used to the obstacles the condition presents – nevertheless, you do get tired of them from time to time. We met Ida Rönnblad – sociable, positive and a passionate bird-watcher. Over a cup of coffee we discussed what freedom and dignity means to her.

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Topics: Women's Health, spina bifida, Urology, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Being Me Again

Posted by Serena Green, August 28 2019

As a fit woman in her late 30s I felt embarrassed and humiliated when I was told I had to start self catheterising. Had I not been fortunate enough to meet an insightful Bladder Care Nurse who suggested I use LoFric Sense catheters, I think there is a strong likelihood that I may have resisted medical advice, stopped self catheterising and irreparably damaged my kidneys.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Bladder Management, Self-catheterisation, Urology

What’s the best way to ensure quality in urology care?

Posted by Bev Collins, March 29 2017

If you ask the European Association of Urology Nurses (EAUN) they would say: Guidelines. We took the opportunity to talk to Susanne Vahr, Clinical Nurse Specialist at University Hospital of Copenhagen, but also a board member of EAUN, responsible for the EAUN guidelines. 

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Topics: Bladder Management, ISC, Continence, Self-catheterisation, Urology