The second workshop exploring innovation in wound care in the wider context of the history and sociology of wound care took place on 13th December 2016 at Thackray Museum Leeds. This workshop focused on technologies/materials and techniques used in wound care and our relationships with these. We discussed changing and persisting technologies, ideas and approaches; how ‘good’ innovations have been distinguished from ‘bad’ innovations and what the ‘advance’ is in advanced wound care actually means.
Objects from the Thackray collection and milestones in the wounds timeline
Catherine Robins, Mary Madden, James Stark
The ‘noble work’ of ‘abominable looking creatures’: (re)making maggots for wound care, 1917-1930
What is ‘advanced’ in (advanced wound care)?
Update from designer in residence
What do wound care technologies mean and does it matter?
Can bioengineering solutions for wound prevention ever be translated into a clinical setting?
Wound care memes, why some ideas stick and why some don’t
A summative reflection drawing on the sociology of science and technology
The science, technologies/materials and techniques used in wound care and our relationships with these. When do these enter the field?
Which have resulted, and are resulting, in products and processes that provide better outcomes for patients?
What distinguishes a ‘good’ innovation from a ‘bad’ innovation?
Should we be revisiting old technologies and techniques in new ways?