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WOCN® Ostomy Education Day 2021

OD01 - Welcome & Don't Want to Myth a Thing: Ostomy Science and Research About Living With An Ostomy

Oct 2, 2021 10:00am ‐ Oct 2, 2021 10:30am

Credits: None available.


For decades, health care professionals and the general public have had misconceptions about ostomy surgery. Tradition has guided recommendations for ostomy management. With the advent of evidence-based practice, ostomy science has accelerated. This presentation will synthesize themes and findings from current ostomy research about living with a diversion.

Learning Objective:
  • Explore myths of ostomy experience and themes of ostomy science research and associated findings.


  • Dr. Janice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP, CRNP, ANEF, FNAP, FAAN, Professor of Nursing, jmb683@camden.rutgers.edu
  • Dea J. Kent, DNP, RN, NP-C, CWOCN, Assistant Professor/Director of NP Program, Indiana University Kokomo


  • 0.50 - Contact Hours

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