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Wellbeing in wound care in Japan: Spreading a new concept

Kyoichi Matsuzaki
18 July 2013

<p>The Japanese language is completely different from English and the word wellbeing is unfamiliar, even to healthcare professionals, except for those working in oncology. The concept of wellbeing focuses on positive aspects of health, such as independence and sense of satisfaction, contrary to the phrase “health-related quality of life”, which examines negative aspects. There is no cultural obstacle to using the term wellbeing in Japan, but varied approaches and awareness programmes may be required to embed the term in wound care among the country’s clinicians.</p>

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