The role of the WOC nurse in an ostomy support group.

  title={The role of the WOC nurse in an ostomy support group.},
  author={S Mowdy},
  journal={Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society},
  volume={25 1},
  • S Mowdy
  • Published 1998 in
    Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing…
The creation of an ostomy provokes an emotional crisis for its recipient. The ostomy patient typically experiences a wide range of emotions and often feels a profound sense of isolation. Although health care professionals are able to provide substantial education and training, the patient usually requires additional knowledge and experience to manage and cope with the ostomy on a day-to-day basis. An ostomy support group can provide this much-needed information and emotional support. The WOC… CONTINUE READING

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