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Br J Community Nurs. 2008 Dec;13(12):S24, S26, S28 passim.

An overview of caring for those with palliative wounds.

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  • 1Worcestershire Primary Care Trusts and University of Worcester.


This article aims to clarify the principles of palliative wound care. It will outline the types of wounds within palliative care; the importance of the management of exudate; the importance of the prevention of maceration; the assessment and management of malodour; professional accountability and personal responsibility.

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