This is sent to all members quarterly, free of charge, in March, June, September, and December. The Journal is more than just a magazine about IA (although one of its functions is to keep the members in touch with what is happening within IA). It is a very valuable source of regular information for both ileostomists and internal pouch patients. The Journal normally includes information about new products and appliance equipment, about ostomy management, and many other matters involving life with an ileostomy or internal pouch. There are usually several pages of letters from members and personal stories.
Can be arranged both at hospital and at home, giving confidence by example and add practical help and advice on living with an ileostomy or internal pouch.
Available on matters such as employment, housing, insurance, pensions, financial difficulties, marriage, pregnancy, sexual problems and personal relationships.
Held by local groups, often with a guest speaker. Ostomy appliance manufacturers’ representatives and specialist nurses are also usually in attendance.