Patient-Centered Wound Care – Findings from a Survey: Physician Perspectives on Wound Care
The needs and desired outcomes of a patient with a chronic wound are a critical component of successful wound healing. In recent years, policy makers and healthcare providers have highlighted the complexity and importance of understanding the patients’ needs and desires from a clinical, emotional and financial perspective. Research shows that understanding a patients’ assessment of their condition and desired outcomes will the clinician’s ability to tailor their plan of care to the unique needs of the patient and improve the odds of a successful outcome as defined by the patient and the clinician. Although patient-centered care is essential to wound healing, studies of patient-centered wound care are limited.