Welcome to another Episode of Talking Gut. Todays talk is about Entero-stomal Therapy. My two guests today are both Stomal therapy nurses at the Epworth Hospital in Richmond Melbourne.
Jackie Berryman is one of two Stomal Therapy Nurses at Epworth Richmond. Jackie came to nursing later in life after many years within the corporate world. She utilized her Arts Degree to enter a Masters of Nursing Science which is a 2 year entry to practice course. In 2011, at the age of 48, Jackie did her graduate nursing at Peter MacCallum and then went on to complete the Graduate Certificate of Stomal Therapy Nursing.
Jackie has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Melbourne (also completed as a mature age student), a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management from Swinburne University of Technology, Masters in Nursing Science and a Graduate Certificate in Stomal Therapy Nursing. She is currently the Treasurer for the Victorian branch of the Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses.
Renuka Clarke is the other Stomal Therapy nurse at Epworth Richmond. Renuka has been a nurse for 40 years and still loves it. The last 12 years has been as a Stomal Therapy Nurse.
Renuka has a diverse nursing background commencing in Townsville and then a post graduate placement with Mother Teresa in Kolkata, India. She returned to Melbourne to work in a variety of general nursing roles culminating in Stomal Therapy.
In todays talk we discussed what a stoma is, what’s involved in the process of getting a stoma and the role of the nurses that help patients pre and post-surgery. We also discussed some of the challenges individual with Stomas can face and how these incredible nurses help them manage them.
Welcome to another Episode of Talking Gut, and today I have the honour of presenting someone a person I deeply respect, Prof Lin Chang. I met prof Chang many years ago while she was visiting Melbourne to present at ANGMA, The Australasian Neurogastroenterolgy and Motility Association conference, and again during DDW conference in Chicago and San Diego.
Please allow me to introduce Prof Chang
Lin Chang, MD is a Professor of Medicine and Vice-Chief of the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She serves as the Co-Director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience at UCLA. She is also Program Director of the UCLA Gastroenterology Fellowship Program. Dr. Chang’s clinical and research expertise is in disorders of brain-gut disorders. Her research focuses on the pathophysiology of IBS related to stress, early life adversity, sex differences, and epigenetic factors, and the treatment of IBS. She is currently the Clinical Research Councilor of the AGA Governing Board. She previously served as President of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) and is a member of the Rome Foundation Board of Directors.
So…todays talk is about Stress and the Gut
We all know stress affects the gut, but how does it all work.
Some things you may know, but Im sure you are going to learn so much more.
We cover everything from how stress affects the gut from a neurobiological perspective, to how stress affects the microbiota,. There is just so much more and I just want to jump straight into it! Lets go!
Please enjoy my conversation with Prof Lin Chang