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Nurs Older People. 2014 Apr;26(3):22-3. doi: 10.7748/nop2014.03.26.3.22.e577.

Leg clubs: a runaway success.

Abstract

The Barnstaple Leg Club has been running for almost two years in north Devon providing treatment and support to older people with leg ulcers on a weekly basis. This article examines the concept of leg clubs and describes how the community nursing team that leads the club offers holistic care to local people. The nurses are able to see more patients than they would by carrying out home visits, healing their wounds and boosting their self-esteem and confidence, while at the same time reducing social isolation.

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24673324
DOI:
10.7748/nop2014.03.26.3.22.e577
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