Journal article

Wound imaging and people with chronic wounds: what happened to hexis?

D Austin, N Santamaria

Collegian | Elsevier BV | Published : 2004


A study on the interrelationship between people with chronic wounds, wound imaging technology and embodiment was carried out in the outpatient clinics of a large metropolitan, tertiary level hospital in Australia. Barbara Duden's (1993) research on the perceived body in pregnancy prompted the questioning around the perceived embodiment of people with chronic wounds. Her theorising around the effect of foetal ultra sound on maternal haptic and optical hexis underpins the methods and analysis in this study. Observational and narrative data were gathered over an eight-month period in 2001-2002, from people with chronic wounds who were having their wound imaged and measured using the Alfred/Meds..

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