Tissue viability in mental health
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Tissue viability in mental health

Anita Kilroy-Findley Tissue viability nurse mental health, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Leicester

Mental health and tissue viability are not usually associated with each other, yet people with mental health problems may be more susceptible to developing wounds, particularly those who engage in self-harm. This article focuses on the management difficulties experienced by staff caring for patients with mental health problems presenting with wounds within Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

Nursing Standard. 24, 45, 60-67. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.



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