WOCN Conference 2018

O309 - Living Life to the Fullest with an Ostomy: Inspirational Stories from the Real World

Jun 4, 2018 3:10pm ‐ Jun 4, 2018 4:10pm

Standard: $5.00


Your colon must come out or you will die, resulting in an ostomy. Ostomy nurses can be key to recovery; however, the true journey of challenges and triumphs can best be told through the lived experience of the one living with an ostomy. This session will feature three different people with ostomies, each with their unique background and inspirational story. Come hear those stories including sadness and heartbreak, yet generously peppered with resilience, insights and ultimate triumphs.

Learning Objective:

  • The learner will have an increased understanding of the lived experience of those with an ostomy, including tips for building resilience and coping, leading to successful and confident living.


  • Roy George, Student, Music Director Music Director, Podcast Host, Advocate, Entertainer, Self
  • Linda Pasto, M.S.,R.N.,C.NE, Professor Emeritus, Tompkins-Cortland Community College

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