Wound EssentialsWound Essentials 11 (1) Patient empowerment in wound management

Wound Essentials 11 (1) Patient empowerment in wound management

Education | Zena Moore

Patients have a right to play a central role in their own healthcare, as this improves their experience and satisfaction, and yields enhanced clinical and economic benefits. With the ever-increasing reduction in available trained healthcare professionals, and the rising prevalence of chronic wounds, it is now more important than ever that patients are empowered to take a leading role in their own health care. An international group of wound care experts met in May 2015 to discuss potential ways to empower, engage and support patients living with a wound. This article provides an overview of the resulting best practice statement: Optimising Patient Involvement in Wound Management.