This special podcast is part of the Ostomy Observations Series, a 6-part series included in the “Educating Today for Exceptional Outcomes Tomorrow” Program. During this episode, we sit down with Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, FAAN, to discuss the ostomy nurse’s role in offering patients counseling for sexual function after ostomy surgery, helping patients maintain intimacy, and addressing common sex and intimacy concerns for heterosexual and LGBTQ+ patients.
Both the Ostomy Observations podcast series and the Educating Today for Exceptional Outcomes Tomorrow Program are commercially supported through an educational grant from Hollister Incorporated. For additional information, please visit: wocn.org/exceptionaloutcomes. The WOCN® Society does not endorse or support products or services.
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About the Speaker:
Dorothy Doughty has been a wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) nurse since 1980 and has worked primarily in the acute care setting. She was Director of the Emory University WOC Nursing Education Program for 30 years and is currently working as a WOC nursing instructor. She is past President of the WOCN® Society and has multiple presentations and publications in the field of WOC nursing.