Evidence-based nursing care management for the pregnant woman with an ostomy
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Pregnancy presents many problems without working through additional problems in coping with an ostomy. Yet many women with an ostomy do get pregnant and do deliver healthy babies. Evidence-based nursing is of the utmost importance, as there is little published information on this topic. Because of the scarcity of pregnant subjects within the ostomy category, most studies, by necessity, select a purposive subject base. Therefore, other information sources regarding nursing management of the pregnant woman with an ostomy take on considerably more importance. This article explores other forms of evidence that can be used in managing the care of pregnant ostomy patients and specifically how nurses can integrate various sources of information in designing an evidence-based nursing care plan. Nonpharmacologic forms of relaxation therapy, easily used by nurses, such as mindfulness-based stress reduction, guided imagery, and hypnosis, are also identified as some ways nurses can relieve anxiety and experiential stress associated with pregnancy in women who have an ostomy.

Author(s): 
Sredl, Darlene
Aukamp, Virginia
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing: Official Publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs
Publication Date: 
2006-02
Publication Year: 
2006
Pages: 
42-49; quiz 50-51
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
1
ISSN: 
1071-5754
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 16444102

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Darlene Sredl and Virginia Aukamp. 2006-02. "Evidence-based nursing care management for the pregnant woman with an ostomy." Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing: Official Publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society 33: 1: 42-49; quiz 50-51.

Wikipedia Citation

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