Patient involvement in wound care: a platform for change
The first Wounds International webcast of 2016, chaired by Professor Zena Moore, focuses on the increasing importance of patient involvement in managing the burden of wound care and maintaining the sustainability of our healthcare systems
In the first presentation, Christine Moffat, Professor of Clinical Nursing Research at the University of Nottingham (UK), explores ways to encourage patient involvement, looking at how to adapt care planning to support shared decision-making and self management. In particular, Christine focuses on the benefits of using dressings with change indicators, such as ALLEVYN◊ Life, to support patient involvement.
In the next presentation, Dr Caroline Fife, Medical Director at the Wound Clinic at St Luke’s Hospital in Texas (USA), looks at the increasing importance of patient feedback to the way healthcare services are delivered, focusing on the need to develop healthcare systems that are patient-centred, accessible and cost-effective.
Key learning points
By attending this webcast you will gain insight into:
- The importance of patient involvement as a driver for sustainable wound care
- Approaches to care planning that support shared decision-making and self management
- The need to reshape traditional healthcare services to meet patient’s needs and address the increasing burden of wound care
This webcast will be chaired by Professor Zena Moore and will include two presentations from Dr Caroline Fife and Professor Christine Moffatt