Supporting people with pressure injury living at home

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The project team working on improving care for people with pressure injury (pressure ulcer, bedsore) living at home is seeking people with pressure injury and their carers to become part of a stakeholder group.

We are applying for funding to develop and deliver a care bundle for people with pressure injury living in the OX4 postcode area. What is innovative about this care bundle is focus on self-care, pain management and reduction of loneliness. This proposal has been informed with experiences of people with pressure injury.

We would like to engage with members of the public who have an experience of having pressure injury or caring for someone with pressure injury. We would like them to help us to develop the care bundle and support us throughout the research (advise on the best recruitment techniques, comment on patient-friendly information we produce).

The starting date of the project, subject to awarded funds, will be 1 April 2019. We would appreciate participation in three 3-hour meetings throughout its duration (a 2-year project) and additional work on documents we produce. We estimate about 20 hours of work.

We are happy for participants to work with us virtually if not able to attend the meetings.

The project is going to be delivered in the OX4 area but interested people from across Oxfordshire are welcome.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you cannot commit your time to the proposed project but would like to be involved in our work on improving lives of people with pressure injury – we can discuss your involvement and keep you informed about other opportunities.

Reimbursement

The participants would be reimbursed for participation at meetings (travel + time) and time spent to prepare for the meetings and review project documentation.

Date required

Ongoing. You are welcome to contact me and discuss your involvement at any time. If it is after the 15th of February 2018 we may struggle to reimburse everybody as we will be limited by the funds asked for.

Organisation

Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research (OxINMAHR), Oxford Brookes University

Contact

Olga Kozlowska, Research Fellow, OxINMAHR
okozlowska@brookes.ac.uk