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Beyond patient empowerment: clinician-patient advocacy partnerships in wound healing

Galazka, A (2019) Beyond patient empowerment: clinician-patient advocacy partnerships in wound healing. British Journal of Healthcare Management, 25 (6). ISSN 1358-0574

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Background/Aims: Enhanced clinician-patient interactions can offer benefits for patient care through harnessing shared knowledge, which can help to address challenges in healthcare. This study aimed to explore the relationship between wound care clinicians and their patients in order to understand the challenges faced in wound care as well as the innovative strategies that are used to address them.
Methods: A qualitative ethnography of three specialist outpatient wound healing clinics in the UK generated 120 hours of observations of consultations as well as 51 interviews with clinicians, patients and their relatives.
Findings: The study found that wounds were considered a low-profile condition in healthcare and a taboo by society. In response, clinicians harnessed their interaction with patients to support wound healing research and education – forming clinician-patient partnerships for wound healing advocacy.
Conclusions: In addition to encouraging educated participation in self-treatment, advocacy partnerships offered patients a proactive role in increasing the scientific knowledge regarding wound healing.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Healthcare Management, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see https://doi.org/10.12968/bjhc.2019.0030
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Business & Management (from Sep 19)
Publisher: Mark Allen Healthcare
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2020 12:08
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 06:34
DOI or ID number: 10.12968/bjhc.2019.0030
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13800
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