Wound Care Nursing: A Patient-centred Approach

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Mosby Elsevier, 2006 - Medical - 235 pages
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Based on current research and the authors' extensive, first-hand knowledge and experience, this book introduces readers to wound care in nursing practice with a holistic, patient-centered approach. It presents a nursing framework for wound care that uses a nursing model rather than a medical model, focusing on care of the patient rather than simply care of the wound. Throughout the book, readers will find case studies with individualized care plans that demonstrate practical applications, full color illustrations, and a lifespan perspective that takes the reader on a wound care "journey" from birth to old age.

  • Unique lifespan approach addresses the care of wounds in all patients, from infants to the elderly.
  • Patient-focused perspective offers a holistic approach to wound care.
  • Frequent case studies throughout the demonstrate applications of concepts.
  • Research-based content emphasizes the importance of practicing evidence-based wound care.
  • Key issues and summary boxes draw attention to important information.
  • Practice Points boxes highlight key areas relevant to practice.
  • High-quality, full-color photographs and illustrations throughout bring clinical situations and patient care to life.
  • Nursing theory is used throughout instead of a traditional medical approach, making the material more applicable to nursing practice.
  • Closely models nursing practice and specialities - paediatric, adult and older individuals - demonstrating how to care for patients with wounds from birth to old age.


  • Fully updated material presents the latest evidence-based knowledge.
  • All line illustrations have been redrawn in full color to clearly show important features.
  • Content on the history of wound care and wound healing physiology has been substantially revised, demonstrating how wound healing has progressed in light of recent evidence.
  • The chapter on Ways of Evaluating Care now includes aspects of clinical governance.

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