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Wounds in advanced illness

Vincent Maida

in Palliative Medicine

Third edition

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199694143
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739255 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.003.0129
Wounds in advanced illness

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This chapter includes case studies to show the necessary skills, attitudes, and knowledge required to diagnose and treat wounds in advanced illness. It addresses a few questions such as: What is the magnitude of wound-related issues in the palliative care setting? What are the costs of wounds? What constitutes successful wound management? How are pressure ulcers classified? What tools are available to assess malignant wounds?

Keywords: wound management; patient care; cancer patients; pressure ulcers

Chapter.  6603 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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