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Medicine | Psychology of Wounds and Wound Care in Clinical Practice

Psychology of Wounds and Wound Care in Clinical Practice

Upton, Dominic, Upton, Penney

2015, XXVI, 246 p.

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  • Covers psychological impact of both wounds and wound treatment
  • Includes practical clinical guidelines
  • Presents contemporary research evidence related to clinical practice

This book addresses the psychological consequences of wounds and the psychological components of wound care, building on contemporary research evidence and presenting practical clinical guidelines. Particular emphasis is given to the psychological impact of both wounds and wound treatment. Implications for practice are discussed, making this book both educational and practical.   

Psychology of Wounds and Wound Care in Clinical Practice is aimed at clinicians, including GPs, vascular surgeons and physicians, nurses, especially tissue viability nurses, and podiatrists, and is also of interest to academic teachers and researchers.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Quality of life and well-being - pain - psychological impact of wounds - psychology - stress - wound care - wound treatment

Related subjects » Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine - Medicine - Surgery

Table of contents 

Psychosocial Consequences of Wounds.- Pain.- Stress.- Quality of Life and Well-Being.- Different wound type.- Treatment.- Concordance.- Family, friends and social support.- Conclusion.

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