Mouth care

Dominique Dion, Bernard Lapointe and Martin T. Tyler

in Palliative Medicine

Third edition

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199694143
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739255 | DOI:
Mouth care

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This chapter illustrates via a case study the necessary skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to manage oral problems in cancer patients. It examines several questions such as: How common and important are oral problems in cancer patients? How to advise the patient on maintaining optimal oral hygiene? How to manage the problem of xerostomia? What are the predisposing factors for candidiasis? How to diagnose this condition?

Keywords: palliative care; medical education; patient care; oral care; oral problems; cancer patients; oral hygiene; xerostomia; candidiasis

Chapter.  4866 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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