An unfamiliar body in an unfamiliar land - from "stomaland" to a new homeland
This article is based on a presentation given by Jessica Swinbourne, PhD (Australia) and Rune Nørager, PhD (Denmark) at the Coloplast Ostomy Days 2018.
Jessica is a clinical psychologist, currently running her own clinical practice in Sydney, Australia. Her PhD research explored the co-morbidity between eating disorders and anxiety disorders and she has also been involved in research investigating psychological interventions for obesity management. Rune is a behavioural and cognitive psychologist. Combining research and the role as CEO of designpsychology, Rune and his team work to transform scientific findings about human nature into new products and services that can help healthcare specialists and patients alike.