I want us ostomates to stop being invisible. I want to write about why ostomates hate nurses in general and sometimes our frustrations with ostomy nurses as well. But I'd like to hear your thoughts. I don't want to just complain I want to find out what we as a group find most frustrating and upsetting
Because of my experience I have the desire to write an article aimed at the nurses and physicians who teach about ostomy. And the problem with the ignorance of the bedside nurse with regard to ostomy. We need to stop the practice and behavior of bedside nurses to avoid any care to the ostomy patient not just with regard to their ostomy but any care at all because they are waiting for the ostomy nurse to show up to take care of every single patient with an ostomy. But if I simply write the article based on my own experience I sound like a whiny b**** and I won't get anywhere that way I'd like to collect experiences from anybody who would like to share with me either in a private message or a post depending on how appropriate it is because I'm going to collect these experiences and explain the commonality of the problem. So if anyone is willing to help me by either telling me their story or just sharing general observations I would be pleased to accept your input. I should also mention that in my field I'm an award-winning author and a very popular speaker if I am able to get attention with the article I may be able to start speaking to groups of nurses and bring us out of the dark ages. Ostomates should not be ignored while they are in the hospital because nurses are afraid to face their ostomies. Even if you're experience is quite the opposite I would love to hear from you. My thanks in advance.