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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | August 2021

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Keeping up to date with chronic oedema

Keeping up to date with chronic oedema
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Pages: 22 - 23

Article topics: Chronic oedema

Reading the story of Anne’s journey with chronic oedema in a recent issue of JCN was quite disturbing (Rubio, 2021). That someone could have needlessly suffered for so long offers a wake-up call to us all, especially as it is, sadly, a fairly common story. Chronic oedema and lymphoedema are not well understood among many healthcare professionals, so the conditions often go untreated until a patient develops serious complications.

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