Exploring Resilience for People with Type 2 Diabetes who have a Wound

Karen-Leigh Edward, Karen Ousey

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Abstract

Comorbidities related to diabetes such as chronic wounds can increase the need for surgical procedures, with at least 10% of all patients undergoing surgery having diabetes. Being diagnosed with diabetes can be seen as a risk factor for developing wound healing problems. Discussion: This short report highlights the potential positive influences gained from providing resilience education and self- management education to people with type 2 diabetes, potentially enhancing self-managing abilities and reducing poor wound healing. Summary: Modern wound care practice is centred on symptom reduction and working with pathology; however, working with people to enhance their personal resilience and promoting positive psychological adaptation can impact positively on their mental health.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-31
Number of pages4
JournalWounds UK
Volume11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015

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