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  1. Guide

    Urinary catheterisation

    Urinary catheterisation is a procedure where a thin, flexible tube called a catheter is inserted into the bladder to drain it.

    1. Introduction
    2. Types of urinary catheter
    3. Living with a urinary catheter
    4. Risks

    19/01/2018 | Organisation

  2. Guide


    Homeopathy is a 'treatment' based on the use of highly diluted substances, which practitioners claim can cause the body to heal itself. Learn about its uses and evidence base.

    1. Introduction

    19/01/2018 | Organisation

  3. Guide

    Your entitlements to NHS ophthalmic services

    If you meet a set of criteria you may be entitled to a number of benefits when using NHS ophthalmic services. These could include free NHS eye examinations, NHS optical vouchers and refunds. This guide will explain these entitlements and who is eligible.

    1. Free eye examinations
    2. NHS optical voucher
    3. Refunds

    19/01/2018 | Organisation

  4. Guide

    Mouth care

    Certain illnesses and certain treatments for illnesses can affect the mouth, by making it dry or by making it sore. Find out more about coping and managing these side effects.

    1. Sore mouth and infections
    2. How to keep your mouth healthy
    3. Dry mouth

    19/01/2018 | Organisation

  5. Guide

    Questions and concerns about end of life care

    When someone you care about is dying, you may find you've various questions and concerns, including issues around comfort, medication and more

    1. How can I make the person more comfortable
    2. The person seems distressed, or is experiencing difficult emotions
    3. The person's final moments
    4. Medication
    5. Pain
    6. Vomiting

    19/01/2018 | Organisation

  6. Guide

    Talking to children about your condition

    Here we outline the steps you can take to help your children understand what is happening to you and help you through this difficult time in your family life.

    1. Why should my children be told?
    2. Who should tell my children?
    3. When should I tell my children?
    4. Where should I tell them?
    5. How should I tell my children?
    6. How much should I tell my children?
    7. Some suggested ways of saying things
    8. Coping with the changes
    9. Ages and stages
    10. Feelings
    11. If you're not going to recover

    19/01/2018 | Organisation

  7. Guide

    Accessing the NHS

    When accessing the NHS in Scotland you have a number of rights and responsibilities. These include the cost of NHS services, community health, attending appointments and contact information. Find out more about access in this guide.

    1. Your rights
    2. Your responsibilities

    19/01/2018 | Organisation

  8. Guide

    Confidentiality when using the NHS

    You have rights and responsibilities for confidentiality when sharing information with the NHS. These include issues around how your information is stored and shared, along with other useful information.

    1. Your rights
    2. Your responsibilities

    19/01/2018 | Organisation

  9. Guide

    Communicating with the NHS in Scotland

    Introduction to communicating and participating with NHS services including your rights and your responsibilities. These include organ and tissue donation, refusing care and treatment, along with other topics.

    1. Your rights
    2. Your responsibilities

    19/01/2018 | Organisation

  10. Guide

    Respect when using the NHS

    Information on your rights and responsibilities when being cared for and treated by the NHS. This will include information around receiving care, making decisions, confidentiality, discrimination, privacy and respect.

    1. Your rights
    2. Your responsibilities

    19/01/2018 | Organisation

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