January 2007, Volume 37 Number 1 , p 65 - 66
LANGEMO, DIANE RN, PHD, FAAN; ANDERSON, JULIE RN, CCRC, PHD; HANSON, DARLENE RN, MS; THOMPSON, PATRICIA RN, MS; HUNTER, SUSAN RN, MSN
At the University of North Dakota College of Nursing in Grand Forks, N.D., Diane Langemo is Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Julie Anderson is an assistant professor of nursing, Darlene Hanson is a clinical associate professor of nursing, Patricia Thompson is a clinical assistant professor of nursing, and Susan Hunter is an associate professor of nursing.
SUPPOSE YOU'RE CARING for an 85-year-old hospice patient who has prostate cancer with bony metastases and a Stage II sacral pressure ulcer. Because of pain, he doesn't reposition himself often, yet he refuses to take “too much” pain medication. In this situation, the best nursing practice may be palliative wound care. By minimizing or controlling problems related to the wound, you can ensure that the patient's comfort and quality of life have priority over care aimed ...