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Index de Enfermería

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MARTIN MUNOZ, Begoña. "I Blame professionals who have not done their job for this" Experiences from a person with pressure ulcers. Index Enferm [online]. 2019, vol.28, n.1-2, pp.66-69.  Epub 09-Dic-2019. ISSN 1699-5988.

Pressure ulcers are classified as a serious adverse event. In spite of being able to be avoided in 95% of the cases, they keep high prevalence rates. People who suffer from them have their quality of life reduced, affecting their physical, mental and social health. The aim of this Biographical Report is to understand the experience of having developed a pressure ulcer at the hospital environment. The informant is Juan who, as a consequence of his stay in ICU for a month, develops a large dimensions stage IV pressure ulcer in the sacrum. The data are collected through a semi-structured interview. Several thematic categories emerge from qualitative analysis, with a very clear unifying thread: suffering, to end up with a call to professionalism and humanity in order to avoid situations like his being repeated. In his own words, he relates his stay in the ICU, the great emotional impact of discovering the injury, the physical and emotional repercussions, the frustration of having been able to prevent it and he also demands empathic, safe and quality care.

Palabras clave : Life change events; Qualitative research; Wounds; Injuries; Narration; Patient safety; Pressure ulcer.

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