Ostomy Patient Working Toward Becoming Ostomy Nurse

The content in this blog was provided by Charlotte Rensberger, Blog Coordinator at Girls with Guts I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and had my …

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Women Helping Women: Nurse’s Ostomy Journey

The content in this blog was provided by Manda Barger, Secretary of Girls with Guts Rachel Badovick is a certified acute care pediatric nurse practitioner. …

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Ostomy and Continent Diversion Patient Bill of Rights

Ostomy and Continent Diversion Patient Bill of Rights Act Today and Be a Voice for Change Joanna J. Burgess BSN, RN, CWOCN Management Board of …

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Awesome Ollie the Ostomy Bear

The Society does not endorse or support products or services. This is a guest blog post written by ostomy patient and advocate, Dawnette Meredith. If …

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10 Things I Didn’t Know Before I Had My Ostomy

This guest blog post was written by ostomy patient and advocate Amy Oestreicher. When I first got my ostomy, I felt very alone. I felt …

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Dealing With Life as a Double Ostomate

This guest blog post was written by ostomy patient and advocate Jearlean Alston-Taylor. How my journey as a double ostomate began: I grew up in …

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A New Beginning

This guest blog post was written by WOCN member Ann-Marie Waechter, BSN, RN, CWCN, MS-BC. Photo above: The advance team for Mercy Ships worked in …

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Striving Toward Excellence With the Pediatric Ostomy Population: A Personal Journey

Society member Joanna Burgess, BSN, RN, CWOCN, shared her experience about growing up as an ostomate and her contribution to the members-only document, Pediatric Ostomy …

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Share Your Story: How My Own WOC Nurses Inspired My Passion

We asked members to share their story about why they are passionate about WOC nursing. WOCN Society member, Heather Brigstock, ADN, RN, shared her incredible …

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