Our third workshop will take place on 13th March 2017 11-4 at the Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds. It will focus on marketing, regulation and the evidence base in wound care. Speakers include Alison Hopkins (Why are we not using evidence of best practice in Leg Ulcer care?”), Jo Dumville ( ‘Rise of the machines’: widespread clinical use and lack of RCT evidence for negative pressure wound therapy), Tim Goodacre ( a plastic surgeon’s perspective on wound care), Delia Smith and Kay Walker (on public involvement in wound care research and PURSUN UK) and Claire Jones ( ‘Medicine Sells: A Brief History of Consumer Cultures in Modern Healthcare’). Lunch is provided. Please contact Becky Mears R.Mears@leeds.ac.uk if you would like to attend. We have spaces for health professionals involved in wound care, people from industry, historians, sociologists, people in the medical humanities and for patients/service users. Please do let people know. There are some funds to meet travel costs.
Our first workshop was a catalyst for two blogs from presenters at the workshops.
This from Barry Doyle checks out his assertion in the workshop that mid-twentieth century hospitals were run on a daily basis by women with doctors playing only a small part in the quotidian life of the institution https://t.co/7tyvI5fGLt
This from the ‘Forged by Fire’ project team describes Jonathon Reniarz’s exploration at the workshop of the way in which burns have been conceptualised by health professionals over approximately the last two hundred years. https://forgedbyfiresite.wordpress.com/2016/11/30/burns-evolving-wound/
As part of the Dressed to impress: caring for wounds panel at the British Science Festival in Swansea on 9th September 2016, Mary Madden and Andrea Nelson and Gwyn Tudor CEO of MediWales discussed how new products in wound care are developed and whether they really meet our needs. The panel was chaired by James Stark. Mary Madden was interviewed by Richard Hollingham for the festival X-change show and Andrea Nelson was nominated as the President of the Medical Section by the British Science Association
We will have a number of visual artists helping us record the discussions taking place at our 3 workshops.
Jessie White: An experimental designer and maker
Tom Bailey: A graphic Artist
James Holton: from Big Blue Whale Creative Media
Cal for papers: Workshop at the Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds
11am – 4pm, 20 September 2016
Advanced wound care deals with chronic, complex wounds, including leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and dehisced surgical wounds. Most chronic wounds in the UK are managed by community nurses and the experience of wound care falls as much in the domain of the domestic and everyday as in that of professional medicine and healthcare. Although they are a fundamental part of everyday healthcare, the technologies associated with wounds are often considered mundane and overlooked by both researchers and practitioners, with important consequences for patients and service users.
This project connects academics from a broad range of disciplines with health professionals, patients, carers, service users and industry representatives to explore what we can learn from current and past developments in advanced wound care, from mundane dressings to increasingly technologized products which claim to enhance the healing process.
We invite proposals for research papers (20 minutes) or short provocations (5-7 minutes) which explore and reflect on the history of wound care and/or its current practices in the UK. Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words to Dr Mary Madden (M.T.Madden@leeds.ac.uk) by Friday 8 July 2016. The overall project seeks to explore new areas of research in the history and sociology of wound care and critically examine the current pathways to innovation in their wider context; we are looking to develop larger research projects and interdisciplinary publications.
Topics for this workshop (the first of series of three) might include:
- nursing and other professions
- the emergence and reorganisations of the NHS
- domestic and clinical wound care practices
- collaborations between industry, patients/service users and health professionals
- the role of patients and service users as innovators
- changing conceptualisations of innovation
Travel costs for speakers based in the UK will be covered thanks to support from the AHRC.
Participants include: Professor Alex Faulkner, Professor Dan Bader, Professor Christine Hallett (TBC), Professor Peter Vowden and Dr Madeleine Flanagan.
For further information visit the project website (http://wounds.leeds.ac.uk/ and twitter feed @WoundInnovation) or contact Principal Investigator Dr Mary Madden (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Co-investigator Dr James Stark (email@example.com).
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