PALLIATIVE WOUND CARE – EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE FOR MANAGING CHALLENGING SKIN LESIONS
Chairs: Sebastian Probst and Una Adderley
Some wounds are associated with conditions that mean healing is not the primary aim.
Palliative wound care may be implemented in order to reduce suffering from wound-related symptoms, promoting patient comfort and dignity to improve quality of life. Palliative wound care extends across the care continuum and can be used in conjunction with curative treatment.
Related concepts include symptom management and may extend to end-of-life wound care and hospice care. Palliative wound care acknowledges the psycho-social impact of wounds on the individual concerned, their family and friends, and also their clinicians. It is driven by patient and family goals. The objective of this keynote session is present research-based evidence to guide clinical management of skin lesions that require palliative care.
Wednesday 13 May. 16:45-18:00
- Patricia Grocott: Palliative wound care - when healing is not the aim
- Betina Lund-Nielsen: The psychological impact of malignant wounds
- Una Adderley: Dressings and topical treatments for malignant wounds
- Sebastian Probst: European guideline on palliative wound care– current research on how to deliver palliative wound care