Journal articlesThe life of a patient with two venous leg ulcers

The life of a patient with two venous leg ulcers

01/06/10 | Leg Ulcers | Sharon Williams

Quality of life is a concept that has always been important in the wound care environment, and one which is gaining in prominence. However, due to the volume of caseloads, nurses do not always have the time to stay and talk with patients to gain a true understanding of their concerns. However, it is crucial to assess the impact that a wound can have on the person, as this can delay healing (Cole-King and Harding, 2001; Palfreyman et al, 2007). The following case report describes how a patient lived her life with two longstanding venous leg ulcers, and the impact that these had on her quality of life (QoL).