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Venous Leg Ulcers: What about Well-being?

Upton, Dominic, Andrews, Abbye and Upton, Penney (2014) Venous Leg Ulcers: What about Well-being? Journal of Wound Care, 23 (1). pp. 14-17. ISSN 0969-0700

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Abstract

The impact of having a leg ulcer is well-documented in terms of the pain, restrictions and psychosocial difficulties that patients experience. However, the current focus on quality of life as a patient reported outcome measure overlooks the importance of the individual’s well-being. In this article, we argue that a shift in focus from QoL to well-being will contribute to the more proactive patient centred approach to care to which we should all aspire in contemporary care settings.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: quality of life, venous leg ulcers, well-being
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
Depositing User: Charlotte Taylor
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2014 09:34
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2014 09:34
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/2933

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