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Colostomy Xplained written by doctors, for patients.

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WHAT IS COLOSTOMY XPLAINED?

Medical jargon can be confusing, but we take away that confusion through storytelling. Colostomy Xplained takes us on Robert’s journey of having a colostomy in an engaging, informative and entertaining story. Be sure to download your copy today.

REAL EXPERIENCES

Based on Robert’s story of
having a colostomy.

WRITTEN BY Professionals

Written by doctors in the field for up to date and correct information.

PEER REVIEWED BY EXPERTS

Reviewed by professors, specialists, nurses, The Australian Council of Stoma Associations and Bowel Cancer Australia to ensure accuracy.

INPUT FROM OUR COMMUNITY

Shared with a focus group of patients who have had a colostomy for first hand experience

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Meet Robert

Robert was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2012. The outcome was a stoma positioned on the left hand side of his abdomen. He volunteers at the Ostomy Association of Melbourne where he initially found support and encouragement when he was first diagnosed. He has wonderful support from his family and partner and his own personal quote is “Learn to love your bowel” Robert is also now in his fourth year of recovery!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“Well done, looks good to me!”
“Looks fantastic. Well done to you and your team!”
“Captures the attention, explains where are we going, possibilities, positive outcome with a better future.”
“I have been through the app which I think is outstanding and addresses the concerns of patients facing ostomy surgery.”
“It is good, it is easy to read and the information is relevant.”

FACEBOOK COMMUNITY

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OUR Collaborators

A COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY EFFORT

A wide community contributed to Colostomy Xplained. The starting point being the story of Robert. From this, we involved medical experts, relevant medical bodies & institutions. The story was then peer reviewed & shared with a focus group of people with a colostomy to help evolve & optimise the content. Thank you to all involved!

Geoff RhodesACSA President
Assoc Prof G. NewsteadColorectal surgeon
Helen NodrumStomal Therapy Nurse
Fiona BoltonStomal Therapy Nurse
Sharon BoxallStomal Therapy Nurse
Liz EnglishStomal Therapy Nurse
Julien WigginsCEO, Bowel Cancer Australia
Amanda RichardsonStomal Therapy Nurse
Tammy FarrellBowel Cancer Australia Nurse
Kylie McGroryPatient Advocate
Geoff RhodesACSA President
Assoc Prof Graham NewsteadColorectal surgeon
Helen NodrumStomal Therapy Nurse
Fiona BoltonStomal Therapy Nurse
Sharon BoxallStomal Therapy Nurse
Liz EnglishStomal Therapy Nurse
Julien WigginsCEO, Bowel Cancer Australia
Amanda RichardsonStomal Therapy Nurse
Tammy FarrellBowel Cancer Australia Nurse
Kylie McGroryPatient Advocate

OUR PARTNERS

Medicine X would like to thank their partners ACSA and Bowel Cancer Australia and their sponsor ConvaTec for their collaboration on Colostomy Xplained.

Logo-ConvaTec

ConvaTec is a leading stoma products company that is committed to continually enhancing product design and technology to help every person with a stoma live life on their terms. They make a wide range of pouches, baseplates and accessories to fit with you and your lifestyle.

Find out more about ConvaTec’s stoma products and accessories, or order your free samples to try out for yourself!

 

Logo Bowel Cancer Australia

Bowel Cancer Australia is the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and care for everyone affected by bowel cancer. Bowel Cancer Australia makes real change happen across the entire continuum of care.

Please support Bowel Cancer Australia to help save lives and to improve the health and wellbeing of people living with bowel cancer.

For more info about Bowel Cancer Australia visit
www.bowelcanceraustralia.org

logo_AASTN

Stomal Therapy Nursing is a specialised field of nursing that requires post graduate qualifications. Stomal therapy nurses provide counselling, education and clinical care for clients undergoing surgery along the gastrointestinal or urinary tract that may result in a stoma formation.

The Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses (AASTN) is a non- profit organisation that was founded in 1971 and currently has over 550 members. The main objectives of the AASTN are to promote, develop and maintain professional standards related to Stomal Therapy Nursing. The AASTN reviews stomal therapy nursing education programs to ensure courses meet the required standard and are continually reviewing educational brochures and resources related to the specialty that members and the public can access as required.

For more info about AASTN visit
www.stomaltherapy.com

Logo ACSA

The Australian Council of Stoma Associations Inc. (ACSA) is a National Body representing 22 ostomy associations throughout Australia. These associations provide personal support, care, information, encouragement, assistance and appliances to persons who, through radical surgery as a result of disease, injury, birth defect or other causes, have an opening in the abdomen (called a“stoma”) for the evacuation of products from the bowel or bladder.

For more info about ACSA visit
www.australianstoma.com.au

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Explaining medical information through storytelling. We translate complicated ‘doctor speak’ into an entertaining and engaging language.

We connect with medical experts to turn complex medical information into stories that people can understand and relate to.

For more info about Medicine X visit
www.medicinex.com

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In accordance with the information standard, the editorial content is written independently of the sponsor and judged free of any conflict of interest. The information in the app is of a general nature and is not intended as a substitute for professional health advice. Nobody should act in reliance on any statement contained in this book and all persons should always obtain specific advice from a health professional. Medicine X Ltd has made reasonable efforts to ensure that the health information contained in this book is accurate and up to date. To the extent permitted by law, medicine X limited, its employees and agents accept no liability (even if negligent) for any injury, loss or damage caused by reliance
For a full list of references please forward enquires to: amandalangerak@medicinex.com

Acknowledgements

A huge thanks to all that have contributed to Colostomy Xplained! 

Medical writer: Dr Emma Sayers
Script writers: Lena Thomas
Artists: Maria Keane, Wati Norhisham, Oscar Perez

Reviewers:
Case Study
Robert

Australian Council of Stoma Associations, Geoff Rhodes, President
Bowel Cancer Australia, Julien Wiggins, CEO

Associate Professor, Graham Newstead, Colorectal Surgeon, NSW
Helen Nodrum, Stomal Therapy Nurse, VIC
Fiona Bolton, Stomal Therapy Nurse, SA
Liz English, Stomal Therapy Nurse, SA
Amanda Richardson, Stomal Therapy Nurse, NSW
Tammy Farrell, Stomal Therapy Nurse, NSW
Kylie McGrory, Patient Advocate

Thank you to other community members who contributed feedback on the Medicine X Facebook page.

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Colostomy Xplained

First published 2016 by Medicine X Proprietary Limited (Pty Ltd)
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Any language translations of this Colostomy Xplained, either now or in the future, must have the permission of the author being the copyright and derivative right holder of the source language text. Responsibly for the translation into those languages contained within this Colostomy Xplained lies entirely with the Medicine X Pty Ltd. All other trademarks, product names and company names of logos cited herein are the property of their respective owners.  Reproductions or adaptation of content in Colostomy Xplained must acknowledge the original contributions of the Australian Colostomy Xplained reviewers.

The information in this app is of a general nature only and not intended as a substitute for professional health advice. Nobody should act in reliance on any statement contained in this app and should always obtain specific advice from a health professional. Medicine X Pty Ltd has made reasonable efforts to ensure that the health information contained in this application is accurate and up to date. To the extent permitted by law, Medicine X Pty Ltd, it’s employees and agents accept no liability (even if negligent) for any injury, loss or damage cause by reliance on any of this information.

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