Oral health: basic or essential care?
CPD Previous    

Oral health: basic or essential care?

Candy Cooley Head of division, Centre for Palliative Careand Oncology, University of Central England, Birmingham

By reading this article and writing a practice profile, you can gain ten continuing education points (CEPs). You have up to a year to send in your practice profile and guidelines on how to write and submit a profile are featured after the continuing professional development article.

Oral care for people with cancer is particularly important. An inability to eat, the effects of potent medication and susceptibility to infection all contribute to the potential for oral problems. This article describes the causes, symptoms, care and treatment of oral problems, emphasising the highly important nursing role.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 1, 3, 33-40. doi: 10.7748/cnp2002.04.1.3.33.c29

Want to read more?

Already subscribed? Log in

OR

Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first 3 months

Your subscription package includes:
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals and their archives
  • Customisable dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests
Subscribe
RCN student member? Try Nursing Standard Student

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now

Or