Publication List/Order Form
There is a selection of material available through the UOAC office. Highlights of several publications are outlined below. Some items are free of charge, while others must be purchased. For pricing and to order, click here to access the Publication Order Form.
Positive Options To Living With Your Ostomy #02-002 - Nearly half a million people in North America have an ostomy - an opening which is created to expel waste when the body's normal systems for discharging waste are not functioning due to disease or injury. This book deals specifically with openings on the abdomen called colostomies (large intestine), ileostomies (small intestine), and urostomies (urinary tract) which handle waste materials. If you have had an ostomy operation or will need one in the future, this book aims to provide information on the practical and emotional aspects of life after surgery. Changing the way your body rids itself of waste material is a big issue mentally as well as physically. While clearly explaining the basics about ostomies and ostomy care, this book also includes the kind of information and psychological adjustment advice that doctors, surgeons and nurses may not give. Craig A. White, Clin. Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist and clinical research fellow at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. His clinical and research interests are in the psychological aspects of adjustment to physical illness. Dr. White has written this book to allay fears and respond to the concerns of ostomy patients.
Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis #02-005 - This book, written by the eminent Dr. Fred Saibil, will answer any and all questions concerning these two diseases. Dr. Saibil is Head of the Gastrointestinal Unit at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. Since 1974, he has been serving on the Medical Advisory Board of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of Canada.
Yes We Can! Advice on Traveling With an Ostomy and Tips for Everyday Living #02-006 - This valuable pocket-size book will carry you through the explorations of traveling with an ostomy with tips that can help you day by day. People with ostomies share their expertise via stories about traveling and offering tips and advice for planning a trip. There are listings for ostomy contacts around the world, and key words and phrases translated into eleven languages. There is a free pullout travel card which can help to identify your supplies at Customs inspections.
A Face Beside the Fire-Memories of Dawn Grey Owl Richardson #02-007 - This is a personal story about the daughter of world-famous parents, Grey Owl and Anahareo, the first environmental conservationists hired by Parks Canada in the 1930's. Dawn's story is related by her widower, Bob Richardson, and describes her dedication toward the ideals of her parents' philosophy. Dawn was born in 1932 and died suddenly in England in 1984. Bob Richardson is a member of the United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc.
Living Well With an Ostomy #02-008 - This book covers basic information about the various types of ostomies, what to expect from ostomy surgery, as well as psychosocial issues that may surface as a result of ostomy surgery, including those unique to certain groups, such as young adults, children and seniors. The book also includes new information about homeopathic and natural remedies for dealing with the ongoing care of an ostomy, and a substantial resources section containing a host of references to additional sources. Author Elizabeth Rayson lives in Toronto and writes about consumer health and alternative approaches to health and healing.
I’d like to BUY A BOWEL, Please #02-009 - This book is a compilation of eighty stories about people who live with an ostomy. These stories, written by caregivers, ostomates, and medical staff, are filled with humour and hope for someone living with an ostomy. Brenda Elsagher is a professional comedian and a national keynote speaker.
Living With Your Colostomy #05-001 - this is a colourfully illustrated 24 page booklet. As a guide to self care, topics range from Understanding Your Colostomy, Selecting Your Pouch, Caring for Your Stoma, Emptying Your Pouch, Irrigating Your Colostomy, to Common Questions.
Living With Your Ileostomy #05-002; Living With Your Urostomy #05003-These booklets are similar to Living With Your Colostomy with information specific to the needs of persons with either an ileostomy or urostomy.
Services Brochure, #16-003 - This brochure outlines the services available through UOAC and its chapters. It is an excellent tool to distribute via your local ET nurse, ostomy product distributor or at health-related displays to generate awareness of ostomies in general and UOAC in particular. Available at no charge
SASO Brochure, SASO Support Group #16-004– This brochure has information for Spouses and Significant Others (SASO) of a person with an ostomy. The SASO group includes spouses, families, friends and caregivers of someone with an ostomy. Available at no charge
Colorectal Cancer Treatment and Your Colostomy #17-002 - Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second most common cause of death in North America, affecting men and women roughly equally. Surgery to remove the segment of the bowel containing the cancer is standard treatment, and usually gets rid of all visible traces of cancer. Unfortunately, microscopic cancer cells may still be present, undetected, and further treatment may be necessary. Myfanwy Truscott, an executive member of Regina Ostomy Association, is creator of this informative document, which is written in language understood by lay persons. Available at no charge
Order Form and Price List
There is a selection of material available through the UOAC office. Highlights of several publications are outlined above. Some items are free of charge, while others must be purchased. For pricing and to order, click here to access the Publication Order Form.