Stoma Care and Rehabilitation
This book provides a comprehensive description of stoma care including the physical and psychological care of patients pre- and post-operatively. The patient-centred style of nursing shows how nurses' knowledge and skills can be specifically used to promote patients' long term rehabilitation as well as fulfill their immediate requirements. Patient scenarios give a dynamic sense of the concerns which many patients experience, and how their needs can be helpfully addressed. All the chapter contributors have specialist knowledge in stoma care and/or related fields such as communication, psychosocial care and pharmacology.Table of Contents
How to plan and provide care so that it actively supports patients' early stages of recovery and long-term rehabilitation goals.
How to use communication skills strategically to foster a collaborative relationship with patients and their familites.
Care of patients with 'conventional' and 'internal' bowel and urinary stomas.
Care of patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy, including the effects these may have on stomal output and appliance management.
Management of patient's sexual concerns and problems.
Helping patients manage loss and change, and achieve psychological wellbeing.
Care of patients with fistulae.
'This is so much more than a book about stoma care - although if that is all you want, it would be hard to find a better one. I would characterise it more as a book about a philosophy of nursing - patient-centred rehabilitation - that uses the example of stoma care to illustrate its practical application. For this reason, I reccommend it to all nurses, whatever their specialty'
Stella Backhouse, Staff Nurse, University Hospital, Coventry. Nursing Standard, Volume 20, No. 51, August 30 - September 5 2006
“This is a first class publication useful for all levels of health professionals. The delivery style is readable and clear with a good mix of basic information complemented by scenarios and management solutions. Clear and relevant diagrams are used throughout the book. Each chapter has further recommended reading….This is an important book that you will want in your personal library!”
Priscilla Stevens, World Council of Enterostomal Therapists Journal, Vol 28; No 2; April/June 2008; pages 45-46
By Brigid Breckman, BA(Hons), RGN, RNT, DipCounsSkills, NLPMasterPractitioner, Freelance writer, workshop facilitator and counsellor, Hornchurch, Essex, UK