Travelling with a Stoma: A literature Review

Kathryn Young

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-28
Number of pages7
JournalGastrointestinal Nursing
Volume14
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2016

Keywords

  • health promotion
  • nursing
  • stoma
  • travel
  • holiday

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