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Project: A co-created solution for a personal self-care planning process to prevent recurrence in hard-to-heal ulcers

The aim of the project was to prevent recurrence of hard-to-heal ulcers, improve treatment processes and promote a person-centered and equal care. Our strategy was to develop a personal self-care plan in order to strengthen the staff and the patients' knowledge of wounds, treatment and self-care in hard to heal ulcers.

This project was concluded in 2023.

Project information

Project manager
Cecilia Fagerström
Other project members
Hanna Tuvesson, Linnaeus University; Rut Öien, Sårcentrum, Region Blekinge; Markus Fiedler, Blekinge Institute of Technology
Participating organizations
Linnaeus University; Blekinge Institute of Technology; Sårcentrum, Region Blekinge; Region Kronoberg; Region Kalmar län; Karlskrona municipality
The Kamprad Family Foundation, Linnaeus University
Autumn 2019–autumn 2023
Caring science (Department of health and caring sciences, Faculty of health and life sciences)

More about the project

In order to improve the care of hard-to-heal ulcers to prevent recurrence in wounds and increase the patient's quality of life, we are planning a project to increase the patient's participation. The goal is to prevent recurrence of wounds, a common complication due to ignorance, lack of commitment and insufficient coordination of many actors, and the prevailing culture in wound healing.

This project incorporates the doctoral project Self-care as a method to reduce the risk of wound recurrence.

Scientific publications