Children & teens

Caring for Your Child with an Ostomy (19 pages) – A very comprehensive and well illustrated guide for parents of children with ostomies. It’s published by Hollister, a producer and distributor of ostomy products, but it’s not self-promotional and parents will find it helpful no matter what/whose products they use.

Caring for Your Child’s Ostomy (7 pages) – This is a nice guide for parents and caregivers of children with ostomies, part of a the “Health Facts” series produced by the University of Wisconsin.

Growth and Development Issues in Adolescents With Ostomies: A Primer for the WOC Nurses (7 pages) – This article first appeared in a 2012 issue of the Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing. It’s a great overview of the unique needs and experiences of adolescents with ostomies.

Sam has a Stoma (20 pages) – A wonderful little colouring book produced by Colostomy UK, to help children (and their brothers and sisters) learn about stomas.

The Ostomy Toolkit: Gutsy Living with a Little Gutsy Help (19 pages) – is a resource specifically for young people, produced by ImproveCareNow – a US-based collaborative community of clinicians, researchers, parents, and patients working to transform the health, care, and costs for children and adolescents with Crohn’s disease and IBD.

Teen Chat: You and Your Ostomy (20 pages) – a nice pamphlet produced by the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) in the US. Covers everything from how ostomies work and what to expect after surgery to how to transition back to normal activities.

Teen with a Stoma (44 pages) – In this booklet produced by Dansac (a Danish ostomy supply company), 3 teens share their stories, revealing how they overcame issues and what’s it like to have a stoma at this age.

What’s on your Tummy, Emil? (4 pages) – another great little booklet produced by Dansac. This one is filled with photos showing how to care for an infant’s stoma.

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