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Oral assessment

Andrew Davies and Ilora Finlay

in Oral Care in Advanced Disease

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780192632432
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730375 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632432.003.0002
Oral assessment

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This chapter discusses the oral assessment. It provides an overview on how to investigate the oral history of a patient, on how to perform a standard medical examination with emphasis on the oral assessment and examination, and on the use and importance of appropriate investigations. The chapter also provides the assessment tools widely used in palliative care. These assessment tools are the Oral Assessment Guide and the Heal's tool.

Keywords: oral assessment; oral history; examination; investigations; palliative care; Oral Assessment Guide; Heal's tool

Chapter.  2024 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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