Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.
Program Overview: This conference is a meeting of like minded WOC/Stoma Care Nurses from many countries and cultures. This session will explore how cultural differences in health care delivery and educational opportunities for nurses impacts on the type of stoma wound and continence programs available to nurses in some countries. By implication on the differences in basic health care, nurse education and specialty nurse education will impact on patient expectations and outcomes.
Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:
Identify challenges for stoma wound and continence nurse education in countries developing this specialty.
Review the basic differences between education programs around the world and how this may impact on patient care.
Identify methods to foster cultural sensitivity for the WOC/Stoma Care Nurse.
Disclosures: Carmen George, RN, STN, Vera Lucia Santos, PhD, CWOCN, Jill Cox, PhD, RN, APN-C, CWOCN, Shirley Tyler, MS, RN, CNS, CWOCN, CLNC, Ginger Salvadalena, PhD, RN, CWOCN, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship: There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.