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Diabetes interferes with wound healing at several levels, and the healing of wounds in people with diabetes is often unpredictable. This chapter explores diabetes and wound care with an emphasis on th...e common problem of foot ulcers in diabetes...
Malignant wounds arise when cancer cells infiltrate the structures of the skin. This chapter attempts to provide these nurses with some practical solutions to the main symptoms and problems related wi...th malignant wounds...
Draining Wounds, Fistulae, and Peristoma...l Wounds
Draining wounds, fistulae, and peristomal wounds present challenges to nurses and can cause significant concern to patients and their carers. The management of these wounds can be complicated—depend...ing on the individual patient, the wound, the resources available, and the skill of the nurse. This chapter discusses draining wounds, fistulae, and peristomal wounds.
Lymphoedema is a chronic and life-changing condition. Although it cannot be cured, it can be managed successfully. This chapter provides suggestions for effectively managing lymphoedema using numerous... techniques.
This chapter describes the necessary elements for 'best practice' in wound care. It informs nurses on the appropriate practice that accounts for the needs of the individual, recognises clinical expert...ise, and incorporates research-based evidence...
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This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Wound Care Nursing: A Guide to Practice. In addition to this useful reference, a glossary of key terms included in the series is included a...nd a post-series test that readers may find useful to check their knowledge.
This chapter includes the preliminary information found in, and relating to, the second edition of Palliative Care Nursing: A Guide to Practice. It offers nurses and healthcare professionals an eviden...ce-based approach to providing better care for people in palliative care and for those who love and support them.
Framing Palliative Care
The purpose of this chapter is to disseminate knowledge of palliative-care nursing to improve the care of people at the end of their lives and to provide care and assistance to their families, friends... and carers...
Evidence-Based Practice in Palliative Ca...re
This chapter provides an overview of the development of evidence-based practice (EBP), considers the processes of EBP and discusses its limitations in palliative care......
Communication Skills in Palliative Care
This chapter focuses on the importance of communication skills as a central aspect of the nursing assessment and management of patients and families receiving palliative care......
Occupational Stress in Palliative Care
This chapter explores the search for meaning in palliative caregivers, the 'wounded healer', sources of suffering in clinical work and coping strategies......
Decision-making at the end of life necessarily occurs within an ethical framework. Dying and death occur in a context of personal values and beliefs about suffering, the meaning of death and the place... of an individual within family and society...
Sacred moments occur in the midst of the ordinary, and that which might be considered deeply spiritual to one person might be no more than social to another. The notion of 'sacred' is thus profoundly ...personal...
A Framework for Symptom Assessment
This chapter aims to provide a generic framework for the assessment and understanding of symptoms in advanced disease. It emphasises an integrated approach, recognising that various symptoms are often... related...
Pain Management in Palliative Care
This chapter provides an overview of the assessment and management of pain at the end of life. Definitions of pain and barriers to adequate pain management are also addressed.......
This chapter provides an overview of breathlessness in patients receiving palliative care. It draws on research studies and other literature on the subject and outlines the most appropriate management... strategies in the palliative-care setting...
The message of this chapter is that a single approach cannot manage fatigue. Fatigue is a total experience affecting a person physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. A comprehensive approach t...o nursing management is thus required...
This chapter focuses on an evidenced-based practice approach to the management of constipation in the hospice setting and provides an overview of constipation management in the context of caring for a...dults at the end of life...