Indwelling urinary catheterisation of patients with specific needs
Historically catheterisation procedures have been gender binary and heteronormative in their design. Yet there are many instances when the anatomical structure and appearance of the genitalia can be altered, such as in patients with congenital conditions, transgender people undergoing gender affirming surgery and patients with chronic inflammation or sexually transmitted infections or that have undergone medical procedures (cancer etc) or FGM.
This session will focus on :
- Recognising the limitations of gender binary and heteronormative assumptions in catheterisation procedures to ensure inclusive and effective healthcare for all individuals.
- Accommodating individuals with diverse anatomical variations and needs.
- Learn about the various instances when the anatomical structure and appearance of the genitalia can be altered
- Explore strategies and adaptations to ensure safe and appropriate catheterisation for individuals with diverse anatomical variations and needs.
- Gain knowledge and skills to provide inclusive healthcare during catheterisation procedures.
Liz Curr , diversity and inclusion champion, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust