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Julia Thompson

Julia Thompson is a registered nurse who holds post-basic certificates in cardiothoracic and stomal therapy nursing, a diploma in nurse education, a bachelor of arts degree (psychology), a graduate certificate in advanced clinical nursing, and a PhD. Her doctoral treatise focused on patient and nurse collaboration in long-term management of newly formed colostomies. Since 1978 most of Julia's work has been in stomal therapy as a Clinical Nurse Consultant and senior lecturer. She is now the Clinical Nurse Consultant in stomal therapy and palliative care at St Vincents Private Hospital (Sydney, Australia). Julia is a Fellow of the College of Nursing. She is a member of editorial boards for the Journal of Stomal Therapy Australia and the Journal of the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists (WCET). Julia was honorary editor of the WCET Journal and an executive board member of WCET for six years. She is a writer, marker, and tutor for the distance education graduate certificate in stomal therapy nursing run by the College of Nursing. Julia has published more than 40 papers and authored six patient education booklets and several videotapes. She has spoken at more than 50 National and International conferences and frequently organises seminars on stomal therapy.
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