Depression, Coping Style, and Wound Healing
A recent article in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News (September 2010) caught my eye: Attitude appears to affect healing process for wounds. The article cites a research study in the August issue of Dermatologia that found patients who were less depressed had wounds that healed faster. It also found slower healing in those who had “confrontational” coping styles and therefore had difficulty with the loss of control around waiting for a wound to heal.
- Residents recovering from wounds or surgery