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Four cornerstones of lymphoedema care / Tessa, Watts

Nursing and Residential Care, Volume: 20, Issue: 7, Pages: 310 - 318

Swansea University Author: Tessa, Watts

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Lymphoedema is a progressive, debilitating condition caused by reduced or damaged lymphatic function. The condition can have a profound effect on individuals’ quality of life and wellbeing. Lymphoedema’s complex, enduring nature necessitates prevention wherever possible, early detection, self-manage...

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Published in: Nursing and Residential Care
ISSN: 1465-9301 2052-2932
Published: Mark Allen Group 2018
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa40811
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Abstract: Lymphoedema is a progressive, debilitating condition caused by reduced or damaged lymphatic function. The condition can have a profound effect on individuals’ quality of life and wellbeing. Lymphoedema’s complex, enduring nature necessitates prevention wherever possible, early detection, self-management and integrated interventions based on the four cornerstones of care. Lymphoedema prevalence is increasing, particularly amongst older people. As the population of nursing and care home residents is ageing, lymphoedema prevention and management should be a serious concern for those working in nursing and residential care.
Item Description: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Nursing and Residential Care, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see 10.12968/nrec.2018.20.7.310
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 7
Start Page: 310
End Page: 318