Episode 71 Ostomy Patient Advocacy and Awareness


On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Jeanine Gleba, UOAA Advocacy Manager, and Joanna Burgess, BSN, RN, CWOCN, UOAA Advocacy Committee Co-Chair, practicing nurse and ostomate. We discuss Ostomy Awareness Day and World Ostomy Day, ostomy advocacy and awareness outreach initiatives, ostomy care research, and ostomy patient rights.

Ostomy Awareness Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October. World Ostomy Day is celebrated every three years on the first Saturday in October among organizations and ostomates worldwide. October 2, 2021, marks the 10th anniversary of World Ostomy Day with the theme of “Ostomates’ Rights are Human Rights – anytime and anywhere!”

Episode Resources:

For more information on World Ostomy Day and how you can get involved, please visit ostomy.org/world-ostomy-day

To learn more about Ostomy and Continence Diversion Patient Bill of Rights, click here.

To register for WOCN® Ostomy Education Day 2021, a free online experience held on October 2nd that will feature 8 educational sessions and will award a total of 6.75, click here.