Self-disclosing My Ostomy to the Dominant Culture: An Autoethnography : Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing

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Self-disclosing My Ostomy to the Dominant Culture

An Autoethnography

Frohlich, Dennis Owen

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Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing 39(6):p 627-631, November/December 2012. | DOI: 10.1097/WON.0b013e31826a4b83


Living with an ostomy is a major change to a person's body and poses difficult questions about how to disclose personal medical information to others. This autoethnography examines my time with an ostomy through the lens of co-cultural theory and sheds light on how people with ostomies communicate with the dominant culture, in this case people without ostomies. I discuss how my communication goals and approaches evolved over time.

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