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Leading U.S. Wound Nursing Journal Affiliates with Canadian Peer Group, Expanding its Global Reach

All members of Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy (CAET) now receive the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing

The Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (JWOCN) has affiliated with the Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy (CAET), expanding its position within the global community of wound, ostomy and continence nursing.  As a result of this collaboration, members of the Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy (CAET) will receive the JWOCN as a membership benefit. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

“Nurses throughout North America will have increased access to resources, information, and best practices in this specialized field,” said Mikel L. Gray, PhD, editor-in-chief of JWOCN. “Our affiliation also enhances the quality and quantity of authors contributing to our journal, and expands networking opportunities for everyone.”

In the past few years, the JWOCN has enjoyed a significant increase in both international readers and manuscript submissions from international authors.  By expanding its reach through the CAET, JWOCN will further its mission of promoting educational, clinical and research opportunities that guide the delivery of expert health care to individuals with wound, ostomy and incontinence needs.

Kathryn Kozell, RN, BA, MScN, ACNP, CETN (C), has joined the JWOCN in the new role of Canadian Feature Editor. A former president of CAET, Kathryn is known internationally for her contributions to education, publishing and mentoring in ostomy and wound care nursing.  She currently serves as the Clinical Nurse Specialist and Manager of the Rachel M. Flood Program for Ostomy and Wound Care at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto Ontario, Canada. 

The Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy (CAET) is a not-for-profit association for over 350 nurses specializing in the nursing care of patients with challenges in wound, ostomy and continence.
The CAET offers national leadership to enable those in nursing practice, education, research and administration to achieve quality specialized nursing care.
About the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing
Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing is the official publication of the  Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). This international bimonthly journal provides continuing education for the entire scope of WOC nursing practice. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing is the authoritative resource devoted to the nursing care and management of patients with abdominal stomas, wounds, pressure ulcers, fistulas, vascular ulcers, and incontinence. Original, peer-reviewed articles examine these topics in hospital, home and long-term care settings.

About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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LWW is part of  Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools, journals, and textbooks, such as  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; and electronic information providers, such as  Ovid®,  UpToDate®,  Medi-Span®,  Facts & Comparisons® and  ProVation® Medical.