Developing a nurse-led education programme to enhance self-care agency in leg ulcer patients

Oliver Herber, Wilfried Schnepp, Monika A. Rieger

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    Abstract

    Patients with leg ulceration face changing self-care demands associated with the consequences of the disease and treatment. Often patients can manage their self-care for some time, but new therapeutic self-care demands may emerge that require more complex self-care actions. The purpose of this article is to describe the development of a nurse-led education program in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, that aims to help patients with leg ulcers to meet their therapeutic self-care demands. Orem's self-care deficit nursing theory is used as a framework to provide the conceptual context for this supportive—educative nursing system that is being tested in a multi-site clinical trial.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)150-155
    Number of pages6
    JournalNursing Science Quarterly
    Volume21
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

    Keywords

    • Education
    • Leg ulcer
    • Orem's theory
    • Self-care agency

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