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The shared wound care continuum: factors that influence a patient’s preference and suitability for shared wound care

Hayley Ryan, Henri Post
8 December 2022

Shared wound care encompasses practice interventions that facilitate interested and capable patients to take a more active role in care planning and delivery, such as the monitoring and changing of dressings. Clinicians report that up to 45% of patients may be suitable for shared wound care approaches, and up to 51% may be willing. This article examines factors that may influence patient preference for shared wound care and establishes a shared care continuum for suitability. This article demonstrates how shared wound care can benefit all patients’ experiences regardless of where they sit on the shared care continuum, and how practitioners can facilitate shared wound care approaches.

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