Ostomy - resourcesResources - ostomy
The following organizations are good resources for information on ostomies:
- American Cancer Society -- www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/physical-side-effects/ostomies.html
- American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons -- fascrs.org/patients/diseases-and-conditions/a-z/ostomy-expanded-version
- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases -- www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/ostomy-surgery-bowel
- United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. -- www.ostomy.org
Support group counselors - illustration
Counselors sometimes work with a group of people (support group) to help identify problem issues and direct members towards understanding and personal wellness.
Support group counselors
Review Date: 10/21/2018
Reviewed By: Jennifer K. Mannheim, ARNP, Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team. Editorial update on 01/21/20.