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Nursing Considerations

  • Bonnie AlveyEmail author
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Abstract

Patients dealing with anorectal disease require a team approach to care. Due to the sensitive nature, often patients are embarrassed when seeing a provider about anorectal problems. Since the nurse is often the first person to interact with the patient, he/she can provide emotional support and education, which can be very helpful and comforting for the patient. This chapter provides an overview of the nurse’s role in caring for a patient with an anorectal disease including preoperative, postoperative and ostomy care when applicable.

Keywords

Nursing intervention WOC or ET nurse wound ostomy continence nurse/enterostomal therapy nurse Counseling Patient education Resources 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Enterostomal Therapy Clinic, Ochsner Medical CenterNew OrleansUSA

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