Pressure ulceration and palliative care: Prevention, treatment, policy and outcomes

Stephen-Haynes, J. (2012) Pressure ulceration and palliative care: Prevention, treatment, policy and outcomes. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 18 (1). pp. 9-16. ISSN 13576321 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Pressure ulcer development and management have particular significance in palliative and end-of-life care owing to the prevalence of mobility issues and the skin changes that can occur with ageing, chronic illness, and at the end of life. Hence, it is important for nurses working in palliative care to be vigilant for pressure ulcer development and to possess knowledge relating to the prevention and management of pressure ulceration. This article considers current UK policy regarding pressure ulcers, highlighting contradictions of relevance to patients requiring palliative care. It then provides a brief overview of pressure ulcer prevention, prescription, preservation, and palliation, highlighting areas of specific consideration to pressure ulcer care within palliative care.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: End-of-life care, Palliative care, Policy, Pressure ulcers, Skin care, article, decubitus, health care policy, human, palliative therapy, terminal care, treatment outcome, United Kingdom, Great Britain, Health Policy, Humans, Palliative Care, Pressure Ulcer, Terminal Care, Treatment Outcome
Subjects: B700 Nursing
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 11:37
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2017 11:37
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2316

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