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Patient Compliance

Amputation Prevention: Representation Matters

April 22, 2022
Benjamin Franklin famously stated, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This statement was made in reference to the importance of fire prevention in 18th century Philadelphia, but it apt...

Forget Dr. Google! Helping Patients Understand Wound Care Goals

October 26, 2022
About 89 percent of people who come to doctors’ offices have already Googled their symptoms, notes D. Scott Covington, MD, FACS, CWSP. He says most patients wanted to see how serious their health cond...

How Mental Illness Affects Wound Care and What Are the Solutions

May 13, 2022
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and with the staggering statistics of one in four adults living with mental illness, I immediately was motivated to write a personal blog. I previously shared my s...

Stop Saying Non-Compliant: A Guide to Strengthening the Clinician-Patient Relationship

October 27, 2023
Maria Goddard, MD, CWS, FAPWCA began by pointing out that there are differences in the health care space when discussing compliance versus adherence. The phenomenon of patients not following medical a...

Wound Management: Promoting Patient Adherence through Education

December 8, 2022
An important step in wound management is identifying wound etiology. Pinpointing the problem often helps guide patient treatment. Identifying the cause of the wound, employing evidence-based intervent...
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