Stoma formation as a palliative procedure: the role of the clinical nurse specialist in maintaining quality of life.

Henbrey, Rachel (2021) Stoma formation as a palliative procedure: the role of the clinical nurse specialist in maintaining quality of life. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 30 (6). S4-S10. ISSN 0966-0461. This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs

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Abstract

More than half of patients diagnosed with colon cancer present at an advanced stage, and palliative treatment may involve stoma formation. A literature review was undertaken to determine the potential effects of stoma formation as a palliative procedure on a patient's quality of life, and to examine the role of the clinical nurse specialist in this situation. Limited literature was found on this specific subject, so established evidence surrounding stoma formation and quality of life was examined in relation to palliative care. The clinical nurse specialist provides expert knowledge that can help to limit stoma complications and is also able to conduct assessments that identify holistic concerns affecting quality of life. However, access to a clinical nurse specialist may be limited, particularly when surgery is performed as an emergency. There is the potential for research surrounding patient experiences that may improve service provision for this client group.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs
Subjects: WI Digestive system. Gastroenterology
WY Nursing
WY Nursing > WY100 Nursing care
Divisions: Clinical Support > Critical Care
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Depositing User: Jamie Edgar
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2021 10:50
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2021 10:50
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/4175

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