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Travelling with a Stoma: A literature Review

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Pages (from-to)21-28
JournalGastrointestinal Nursing
Journal publication date20 Oct 2016
Volume14
Issue8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2016

Abstract

Given the daily challenges that unfamiliar environments, food and culture bring, many ostomates find the prospect of travelling with a stoma stressful. Yet with good advice, international travel can be enjoyed, whether experienced for leisure or work purposes. To practice safely, nurses require knowledge of research
evidence, combined with a wealth of practical knowledge, derived from patient experience. This article examines how these types of knowledge can be brought together to ensure that people with a stoma are able to anticipate travel in a more positive way.

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This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Gastrointestinal Nursing, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/toc/gasn/current

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