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The lived experience of community nurses treating clients with leg ulcers

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
British Journal of Community Nursing
Publisher
Mark Allen Group
Volume
14
Issue
Sup4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.12968/bjcn.2009.14.sup4.43911
Source
Kaiser Perinatal
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Chronic leg ulceration impacts negatively on the quality of life of the sufferer and has financial implications for the economy. Government health policy aims to tackle long-term conditions and restructure services from acute to community care. Community nurses play a pivotal role in managing and co-ordinating care to leg ulcer patients, yet their personal experience in this clinical situation is poorly explored. This qualitative study aims to gain an understanding of community nurses' personal experience of treating clients with leg ulcers; this is necessary to develop leg ulcer services which are effective, efficient and client-centred.

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