This reference book discusses every aspect of an ostomy, from diagnosis through surgery and rehabilitation. The co-author, Barbara Dorr Mullen, shares her own colostomy experience and Kerry Anne McGinn, RN provides information on the latest surgical techniques and equipment. The Ostomy Book provides prospective patients with both the medical and emotional know-how so they can confidently approach surgery. It also contains up-to-date material on virtual colonoscopies and travel regulations related, to ostomy pouching systems, as well as a variety of topics, such as how to safely approach sex, pregnancy, and sports after surgery.
Barbara Dorr Mullen underwent colostomy surgery and is the author of two previous editions of The Ostomy Book. Kerry Anne McGinn, RN, BSN, OCN, is a certified oncology nurse at the California Pacific Medical Center.