Holistic management of chronic wound pain
01/03/07 | Service delivery | Claire Acton
Pain is a frequent symptom of patients with chronic wounds and contributes to suffering and reduced quality of life. Wound care professionals need to understand the potential causes and mechanisms of pain that are experienced by a patient with a chronic wound and provide the most appropriate interventions. A previous article published in Wounds UK considered the deleterious effect on wound healing that may occur from pain-induced psychological distress (Soon and Acton, 2006). In this article, the interventions and procedures that can be considered for managing pain in people with chronic wounds are described.