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Rajna Ogrin; Kylie J. Elder

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Page Range

pp. 17–38

Print Length

21 pages

2. Living with a Chronic Wound

Any clinical intervention must be person-centered and maggot therapy is no different. Therefore, it is important to fully understand and appreciate what it means for a person to live with a non-healing wound, often for many years. Using the hypothetical but representative case of Beverly, the authors explore the impact of chronic wounds on the wellbeing of the person. Since wellbeing is a multidimensional concept, the chapter examines psychological, social, as well as spiritual and cultural wellbeing as shaped by the lived experience of a chronic wound. There are feedback loops and interactions between the symptoms and the persons’ physical, psychological, social, and spiritual wellbeing.


Kylie J. Elder