Awareness is the greatest agent for change.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
The key to success for any advocacy cause is awareness. Simply put the more people talking about something the more attention it will attract (e.g., a video gone viral or hot issue on the political radar in the media). Unless you are personally affected not only do most people not even know what an ostomy is but they certainly don’t know how much this surgery can change lives for the better. A prime example of this is a person suffering for years with an irritable bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis who finally finds relief by having ostomy surgery.
This is why it is crucial that we heighten consciousness around the globe to increase understanding of “ostomy”, remove feelings of embarrassment and eliminate fears so that ultimately when all other medical treatment options have failed more people will choose this surgery. Then more lives will be improved and saved.
Harshamitra recognizes this day every year by having special session on Osteomy. This year we acknowledge this day by inviting Thiru. Keerthivasan to give a special address on Osteomy to our Nursing students and Nursing staffs of our hospital.
For more details:
contact: Harshamitra Superspeciality Cancer Centre