Venous leg ulcers: What about well-being?

D. Upton, Abbye Andrews, P. Upton

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The impact of having a leg ulcer is well-documented in terms of the pain, restrictions and psychosocial difficulties that patients experience. However, the current focus on quality of life as a patient reported outcome measure overlooks the importance of the individual's well-being. In this article, we argue that a shift in focus from quality of life to well-being will contribute to the more proactive patient centred approach to care to which we should all aspire in contemporary care settings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-17
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Wound Care
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014


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