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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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
January 2012Published
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: CAH02 - subjects allied to medicine > CAH02-04 - nursing and midwifery > CAH02-04-01 - nursing (non-specific)
CAH01 - medicine and dentistry > CAH01-01 - medicine and dentistry > CAH01-01-01 - medical sciences (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 11:37
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 11:30

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