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Adult nursing
Patient-centered perspectives in diabetic retinopathy care: phenomenology and practice
  1. Rajiv Raman1,
  2. Shuba Kumar2
  1. 1Department of Ophthalmology, Shri Bhagwan Mahavir Vitreoretinal Services, Chennai, India
  2. 2SAMARTH, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Chennai, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rajiv Raman, Department of Ophthalmology, Shri Bhagwan Mahavir Vitreoretinal Services, Chennai, 600 006, India; rajivpgraman{at}

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Commentary on: Zhang M, Zhang C, Chen C, et al. The experience of diabetic retinopathy patients during hospital-to-home full-cycle care: a qualitative study. BMC Nurs. 2023 Mar 3;22(1):58. doi: 10.1186/s12912-023-01206-y.

Implications for practice and research

  • Consideration of patients' life experiences, which aids in examining their feelings and patient’ experiences.

  • Future research should further investigate the phenomenological approach in diverse healthcare contexts.


The transition from hospital to home treatment for patients with diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the subject of a study by Zhang and colleagues. The authors attempt to comprehend the substance of this phenomenon a shift towards patient-centric healthcare research by using a phenomenological method.1 Such first-hand experiences may help to close the gap between patient demands and medical …

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  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.