Session

Self-care and quality of life in the urostomy patient

Thematic Session 13

  • Location:
    Room 4
  • Chair:
     B.T. Jensen, Aarhus (DK)
  • Aims and objectives of this session

    Stoma care includes skills and counselling about living with an ostomy, stomal and peristomal skin care, and skills needed to change an ostomy pouch. The ability to manage an ostomy appliance independently is the single most important factor for predicting positive psychological adjustment to life with a stoma. Practising the skills related to changing an ostomy pouch is a first step toward independence and acceptance following stoma surgery. The patient’s ability to collectively perform these skills is defined as stoma self-care. Stoma self-care education requires cognitive, affective, and psychomotor learning. Affective learning begins with willingness to view the urostomy leading to participation in stoma care, and recognition of the advantages of independence linked to self-care.
    This lecture will inform the audience of recent evidence on stoma self-care including early education.

  • Panel:
     B.T. Jensen, Aarhus (DK)
     B. Kiesbye, Århus (DK)
     N. Love-Retinger, New York (US)
Introduction  B.T. Jensen, Aarhus (DK)
State-of-the-art lecture Stoma complications: A matter of quality of life
 
 B. Kiesbye, Århus (DK)
State-of-the-art lecture Rare cases in stoma care: Solving uncommon problems
 
 N. Love-Retinger, New York (US)
State-of-the-art lecture Efficacy of preoperative teaching in stoma care
 
 B.T. Jensen, Aarhus (DK)
Panel discussion