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Fabulous opportunity to begin your career!

  • Prize of $100 for the top 6 published entries
  • The overall winner also receives a NZWCS one-year subscription for Full Membership
  • The top six entries will be published in the Tissue Issue, the NZWCS e-newsletter
  • Editorial support supplied by NZWCS
  • Submission due December 31st 2024

In your final year as an undergraduate, you'll encounter numerous fascinating wound care cases that will leave a lasting impression throughout your career. Sharing these cases with peers and colleagues can be instructive, but knowing how to effectively convey the story can be challenging.

Below is a structured formula that will aid in crafting a compelling case study, please be mindful of patient confidentiality and ensure that your tertiary institution or tutor is aware of your application.

1. Introduction:

  • Begin by introducing the patient, using a pseudonym like George or Susan.
  • Provide a brief overview of their medical history and any relevant medications.
  • Describe the circumstances surrounding their presentation, which may include social or medical factors.
  • If there's a connection between their presentation and medical history, briefly mention it.
  • Including a photo can enhance understanding.

2. Patient's Journey:

  • Discuss the course of treatment administered to the patient, whether by you or others.
  • Detail the types of dressings utilized or interactions with healthcare professionals.
  • Include any pertinent photos for clarity.
  • Summarize the patient's journey, offering final advice or insights. Add any omitted details due to case-specific circumstances.

3. Connecting Theory to Practice:

This section bridges the individual case to broader themes or theories.

  • If the focus is on a specific condition and wound, discuss relevant theoretical concepts.
  • For cases involving drug interactions, elaborate on the drugs involved, their actions, and contraindications.
  • If the narrative centres on the patient's interaction with the healthcare system, analyse the system's strengths and weaknesses and how they influenced the healing process.
  • Use this opportunity to underscore the significance of the case study and impart valuable lessons to the reader.

4. Proofreading and Word Limits:

  • Utilize the free version of Grammarly to ensure the text is error-free before submission.
  • 2,000-word limit

By following this structured approach, you can effectively capture and convey the essence of complex wound care cases for educational and professional purposes.


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Winners will be announced by the end of February.


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