Wound Essentials 11 (1) Patient empowerment in wound management

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Wound Essentials 11 (1) Patient empowerment in wound management

Zena Moore
27 June 2016

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.

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