We’re also excited to have Janice M. Beitz as a featured speaker on Thursday morning. Dr. Beitz has over 40 years of nursing experience in acute, sub-acute, and outpatient care settings. She is the Director of the Rutgers University Camden Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Education Program (WOCNEP).
Title: Intestines Are Soooooo Overrated: Psychosocial/Physiological Issues For Ostomates
Session Description: Social, psychological, and physical issues are consequences for persons experiencing a fecal or urinary diversion. This session will describe the findings from scholarly work on these areas with implications for ostomates’ lived experience. Strategies for ostomates to achieve quality of life including therapeutic use of humor will be emphasized.