Journal articlesAdvocacy in wound management: myth or reality?

Advocacy in wound management: myth or reality?

07/11/17 | Leg Ulcers, Societies | Ellie Lindsay

Leg ulcer management presents several challenges to the global health economy. Leg ulceration has been referred to as “the hidden epidemic”. This phrase has a double meaning, as many older people with this condition are hidden away, isolated, depressed and attempting unsuccessfully to self-care. The experience of a non-healing wound is often secondary to its effect on quality of life. One major challenge in ageing societies is how to create meaningful pathways for late life living with a wound and simultaneously participating in and contributing to society. For many, once they reach later life, the ability to represent themselves disappears.