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Made Easy: Shared wound care discussion guide

Amanda Loney, Zena Moore
28 April 2023

‘Shared wound care’ encompasses approaches and interventions that enable patients to participate in care planning and delivery. These shared care practices, including the monitoring and changing of dressings, can transform a patient’s role from that of a passive recipient of care to an active participant (Wounds International, 2016). Many nurses who treat patients with chronic wounds are adapting their practice, to enhance patient experience and optimise nursing time, by encouraging greater patient involvement (Kapp and Santamaria, 2017). This Made Easy document discusses what shared wound care means, and how clinicians can be supported to help empower patients and/or their informal carers to become more active in the wound care as appropriate.

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