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Optimising wellbeing in a palliative patient with an exuding, malodorous wound

Tarnia Harrison
21 July 2013

<p>Although health care has become increasingly patient-centred over the past few decades, the focus of many clinicians carrying out wound care remains primarily on wound healing in the first instance, while patients may be more concerned by other factors (e.g. disguising unsightly strikethough). Clinicians must work collaboratively with patients to optimise wellbeing and outcomes. The following case study explores the aspect of wellbeing raised by the management of a highly, exuding, malodorous breast wound in a 65-year-old woman with terminal cancer.</p>

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