The European Council of Enterostomal Therapy (ECET)

The association is a non profi t organization with these aims:

The development of a professional identity on a European level for

the entire nurse and health care professionals, concerned with or

active in the area of stomatherapy, incontinence and/or treatment of


The main aims are the following:

• to establish European recognition for nurses specialized in the area

of stoma care, incontinence care and/or treatment of wounds;

• to bring together health care professionals involved in the care of

stoma, incontinence and wound- patients; the association shall

ensure the protection and defence of professional interests of its


• to promote research and to ensure that knowledge remains up to


• to encourage contacts and collaboration with the industry,

distributors or offi cial health care insurance organizations with the

aim of improving the quality of the care and the various devices;

• to organise conferences, seminars, and short training courses;

• to break down national barriers and to promote European identity;

• to promote the exchange of information between various European

countries by establishing effi cient communication systems;

• to develop teaching standards which are generally acceptable;

• to promote stoma care according to quality and ethical standards.

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