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Palliative Wound Care

3 Misconceptions About Geriatric Wound Patients

August 4, 2023
Editor's Note: Is there a difference between hospice and end of life care? In this interview, Dr. Maria Goddard MD, CWS, FAPWCA sheds light on 3 misconceptions in treating the geriatric population as ...

An Ode to the Sick and Dying: A Doctor's Perspective on Losing a Colleague

March 18, 2014
By Michael Miller DO, FACOS, FAPWCA, WCC A friend and colleague is going to die. This of itself is not news as the process of dying unquestionably begins from the moment of conception. This case is...

Assessing the Palliative Wound Patient

October 4, 2012
By Aletha Tippett MD Assessment of the individual for palliative wound care is not much different from the assessment for any wound patient. Initial questions that that should be asked in your asse...

Can Amputation be Palliative?

August 7, 2013
By Aletha Tippett MD In considering this question as to whether amputation can be palliative, let’s keep clear that these are two separate subjects that sometimes interact. It is key to always keep...

Don’t All Wounds Deserve Palliative Care?

February 20, 2013
By Aletha Tippett MD For over a decade now I have treated wounds in palliative care patients and non-palliative care patients. The “funny” thing is that there is no difference in how I treat these ...

End of Life Care and Patient-Centered Nutrition Support

April 15, 2015
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 i...

Expanding Your Knowledge of Palliative Wound Care

January 26, 2015
By Aletha Tippett, MD There is lots in store for the new year, and a great many wound care conferences just chock-full of information. There is one conference this year that you may not know about—...

Health Care Facility-Acquired Bedsores: Should the Facility Provide Restorative Care or Palliative Care?

August 17, 2012
By Jonathan Rosenfeld, JD Whether the development of a bedsore, also commonly referred to as a pressure ulcer, is the fault of the nursing home or an existing medical condition, the actions taken b...

How to Talk to Your Wound Care Patients About Palliative Options

December 23, 2013
By Lindsay D. Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS In the past two blogs I have discussed a controversial topic, skin failure. We all have strong feelings on this topic and have experienced...

Kennedy Terminal Ulcer/Palliative Care and Hospice Care

October 31, 2018
by the WoundSource Editors 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 ...
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