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Are We Failing Our Ostomy Population?

Dale, Barbara BSN, RN, CWOCN, CHHN; Burgess-Stokes, Joanna J. BSN, RN, CWOCN; Gleba, Jeanine MED

doi: 10.1097/NHH.0000000000000802

Barbara Dale, BSN, RN, CWOCN, CHHN, is a Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse, Quality Home Care, Livingston, Tennessee.

Joanna J. Burgess, BSN, RN, CWOCN, is an Inpatient Wound/Ostomy Care, Outpatient Ostomy Clinic, WakeMed Health and Hospitals, Cary, North Carolina.

Jeanine Gleba, MEd, is an Advocacy Manager, United Ostomy Associations of America, Kennebunk, Maine.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Address for correspondence: Barbara Dale, BSN, RN, CWOCN, CHHN, Quality Home Care, Livingston, TN 38570 (

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