Hope in the Deep End Podcast - Let's Talk about Toilets!
Welcome to our podcast 'Hope in the Deep End', brought to you by the Shared Health Foundation.
In this podcast series we are exploring all the different complexities of working in areas of deprivation, poverty and entrenched health inequalities. From clinicians to youth workers, we want to inspire, challenge and give inspiration to all those that work in the deep end.
Let's Talk about Toilets!
Professor Monica Lakhanpaul is a Consultant Paediatrician and Professor of Integrated Community Child Health at University College London and is passionate about toilets!
Talking about the loo is not a common conversation in the UK. We often refer to poor hygiene in toilets and lack of clean water in 3rd world countries. Clinicians often are taught to treat constipation and UTIs with prescribed medicine but there is actually so much more behind the emotional and mental health of a child that affects their bowel movements. Asking the question where the toilet is situated, does it have light, who else has access to the toilet, how clean is it, can you afford to keep it clean and how does it make you feel when you use it can open up a whole conversation that you never expected to have!
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