Palliative Wound Care

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Palliative Care

by the WoundSource Editors

Pressure Injury/Ulcer Risk Management in Palliative Care and Hospice

Palliative care and hospice care are not the same, but they both share one goal. They both focus on a patient's physical, mental, social, and spiritual needs. Palliative care can begin at diagnosis and treatment or for patients at any stage of their illness. Patients may not want to receive aggressive treatment of non-healing wounds because of underlying diseases, pain, and/or cost.1

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doctor giving patient hope

by Aletha Tippett MD

I have written about so many things over the past years… Maybe now is a good time to announce that I am writing a book called Hear Our Cry, an autobiographical story about 20 years of wound care and limb salvage. The process has had quite an impact on me, reviewing all the pictures and notes from my wound patients from the past two decades.

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hospice patient

by Rick Hall, BA, RN, CWON

I have been encouraged to continue with my discussion on Skin Changes at Life's End (SCALE) and the Kennedy Terminal Ulcer (KTU). I have addressed the negatives about SCALE and the KTU, including the legal implications and documentation challenges surrounding the care of patients at the end stages of life.

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by Rick Hall, BA, RN, CWON
Part 5 in a series on Skin Care Changes at Life's End (SCALE) and Kennedy Terminal Ulcers (KTUs).

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empty bed

by Rick Hall, BA, RN, CWON
Part 3 in a series on Skin Care Changes at Life's End (SCALE) and Kennedy Terminal Ulcers (KTUs).
For part 1, click here. For part 2, click here.

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Patient Care

by Rick Hall, BA, RN, CWON
Part 2 in a series on Skin Care Changes at Life's End (SCALE) and Kennedy Terminal Ulcers (KTUs).
For part 1, click here.

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patient centered care

by Mary Ellen Posthauer RDN, CD, LD, FAND

Recently there have been numerous articles and webinars focusing on the methods health care professional can employ to effectively communicate and engage in end of life conversations with patients receiving palliative and/or hospice care.