Older patients' experiences and perceptions of having their wounds treated with medical-grade honey
Mark Allen Healthcare
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Ancient remedies in wound care have been used for millennia and are now being rediscovered; in particular, the use of honey. The purpose of this study was to capture and explore the meanings that participants assign to their lived experiences when using medical-grade honey to treat wounds. Six participants were recruited from a Lindsey Leg Club support group. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and the verbatim transcriptions were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Two themes were identified: experiences of using medical-grade honey and perceptions of honey as a natural folkloric medicine. This study revealed the complexity of using medical-grade honey to treat wounds and highlights patients' experiences and perceptions. The findings are reviewed and discussed in relation to the literature and implications for further research and clinical practice are suggested.
British Journal of Nursing;
Seckam, A.M. and Mercer, J. (2018) 'Older patients' experiences and perceptions of having their wounds treated with medical-grade honey', British Journal of Nursing, 27(15), pp.S22-S29. DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2018.27.15.S22.
Article published in British Journal of Nursing on 08 August 2018, available at: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2018.27.15.S22.
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
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