Practical stoma care
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Practical stoma care

Patricia Black Clinical Specialist, Hillingdon and Mount Vernon Hospital NHS Trust

Patricia Black looks at the reasons behind and management of different types of stoma, as well as outlining some of the possible problems associated with stomas. She emphasises the importance of caring for a stoma patient’s psychological as well as physical wellbeing.

Nursing Standard. 14, 41,47-53. doi: 10.7748/ns2000.06.14.41.47.c2919