EWMA 2019, 5-7 June

Living With Chronic Wounds

Introduction and aim

With the Living with chronic wounds (LWCW) project EWMA aims to illustrate the experience of the wound patient in a number of recorded interviews with the patient and the health care professional(s) responsible for the treatment and care of the patient, as well as a representative of the health care institution. The most common types of non-healing wounds would be represented as diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers and venous leg ulcers.

Objective

The objective is to produce a series of videos that illustrates patients’ experiences and the various challenges and approaches to wound management experienced and undertaken by wound care professionals and their organisations.

The videos will be available for use in education, advocacy activities and various communication activities.

LWCW tour 2018

During 2018, filmmaker Aurora Piaggesi visited a number of wound care clinics across Europe to interview patient representatives and the health care professionals and managers responsible for providing their treatment and care. The LWCW tour included clinics in Helsinki, Finland; Brno, Czech Republic;  Montpellier, France; Geneva, Switzerland; Lincoln and London, United Kingdom. 

The videos are in the process of post production and will be presented at a focus session at EWMA 2019 in Gothenborg, Thursday 6 June 2019.

Follow the LWCW tour on social media #LivingWithChronicWounds #LWCWtour #LWCW 

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Pilot videos

Watch the pilot videos from the Diabetic Foot Section of the Pisa University Hospital, Italy (Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana - Ospedale di Cisanello - Sezione dipartimentale Piede Diabetico). 

In these videos we follow a diabetic foot patient and watch his story being told from three different angles: the patient's, the health care professional's and the institution's. 

The videos are created by filmmaker Aurora Piaggesi. Copyright EWMA 2018.