Developmental effects on the adolescent of a temporary ileostomy

Renee C B Manworren*

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Adolescence is an exciting time of transition, as the child breaks away from a dependent role and establishes an independent adult identity. Adolescents vacillate between dependence and independence as they meet the daily challenges of growing up. The adolescent with a chronic illness, however, may find dependence thrust upon him or her by physical condition and health care needs. This article describes how a temporary ileostomy can interfere with the adolescent's ability to master developmental tasks. Initial findings from semi-structured interviews of four teenage boys provide evidence of the effects of a temporary ileostomy on an adolescent's psychosocial development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-217
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medical–Surgical
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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