Patient stories of living with a pressure ulcer.

  title={Patient stories of living with a pressure ulcer.},
  author={Alison Hopkins and Carol Dealey and Sue Bale and Tom Defloor and Fran Worboys},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={56 4},
AIM This paper reports the findings of a pilot study exploring the experience of older people living with pressure ulcers. BACKGROUND Pressure ulcers are known to be a significant health burden, but little is known of the impact on the quality of life of the sufferer. They mainly affect older people, and this is a neglected group in previous studies of this topic. METHODS A Heideggerian phenomenological approach was used and patients were recruited if they were over 65 years of age and had… CONTINUE READING

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