Catheters, Flushes, Ostomies, Oh My!: Providing Psychosocial Interventions for the Colorectal and Urology Population
This presentation shares how a child life specialist supports patients and families of the colorectal population, in an inpatient and outpatient setting. Common diagnoses, bowel/urological regimens, and specific therapeutic interventions to promote the coping and understanding of clinical and surgical treatments will be reviewed. These interventions are founded in medical play and adaptable across diverse and international patient populations.
Describe the psychosocial needs of patients with invasive surgical procedures.
Identify common colorectal diagnoses and options to promote bowel and urinary management.
Learn and utilize various therapeutic interventions to promote coping, education, and normalization for this population and ways to adapt with other populations.
Katrina R. Hall
Katrina Hall, MA, CCLS, is a Child Life Specialist at Nationwide Children's Hospital and supports the patients and families of the Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction. Katrina covers both inpatient and outpatient areas to promote continuity of care. Katrina received her master’s degree in Child Life from The University of Akron. Katrina joined Nationwide Children's Hospital over two years ago and has covered multiple areas before finding a passion for the colorectal population.