Stoma care has long been in need of an up to-date book. This book is suitable for the novice stoma care nurse to the established stoma care nurse, medical students,doctors and consultants. The book is easy to read and is a must for all medical libraries and universities offering healthcare studies. The book covers stoma care from pre operative care to care in the community.It looks at all aspects of care of the patient with a stoma, showing that there is more to stomacare than finding the right bag. Stoma care is a subject that is not usually discussed because it deals with body fluids. Assissting a patient through the acceptance of their change in body image and helping them back into mainstream life is one of the most satisfying elements of stoma care. This book shows how to achieve this.