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Colostomy Xplained

05-11-2016

Colostomy Xplained is an information resource making surgery and treatment considerations of ostomy surgery easier to understand and explain for people living with a stoma. Colostomy Xplained uses an interactive story format to follow the journey of a real life patient, and explain surgery and treatment considerations, alongside the role of patient support networks.





Colostomy Xplained is an innovative information resource making surgery and treatment considerations of ostomy surgery easier to understand and explain for people living with a stoma. Colostomy Xplained uses an interactive swipe-through story format to follow the journey of a real life patient, and explain surgery and treatment considerations, alongside the role of patient support networks. It is available free online at www.colostomyxplained.com.au, on Google Play, iTunes or on a USB-Card. Colostomy Xplained features the story of Robert, a retired retail business owner and grandfather of six and it follows Robert’s journey of having ostomy surgery, from initial confusion of diagnosis, to the initial struggles to find how to live a life full of possibilities. The story also contains helpful links to additional information and an explanation of specific symptoms, considerations for appliances and avenues for help, including patient support networks.

Colostomy Xplained has been developed with input from patients, surgeons, nurses, Bowel Cancer Australia, the Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses (AASTN) and The Australian Council of Stoma Associations (ACSA). More details about collaborators and partners in developing the resource can be found on the website http://www.colostomyxplained.com.au