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Dealing with a Wound in Palliative Care

  • Geoff SussmanEmail author
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Abstract

Wounds are a significant issue in palliative care, and to deliver the best wound management, it is essential to understand the principles of wound management and how the body heals. The pathophysiology of wound cause is an essential part of wound assessment as treatment is based on a clear diagnosis of the underlying etiology. The management of a wound in palliative care will be impacted by specific issues such as pain, odor, exudate, and infection. Although it may not be possible to prevent all wounds, good skin care is important. The principles of wound assessment and wound management including the specific problems are explained.

Keywords

Wounds Palliative Management Assessment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health ScienceMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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