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Content tagged with Lisa Sheehy

Understanding Factors that Influence the Grieving Process

Lisa Sheehy

Grief is a universal response to loss. Despite its universality, variation exists in how it is experienced and expressed. In light of evidence from bereavement research over the last two decades, previous paradigms regarding grief and loss are changing, which has important implications for professionals, including nurses, who work in... Read full article

Xerostomia in Terminally Ill and Dying Patients: Best Practice

Lisa Sheehy, Jasper Shaw

Xerostomia (dry mouth) has a negative impact on health and quality of life. It can increase the risk of oral candidiasis, tooth cavities and infections and cause difficulties with swallowing and communicating. Maintenance of oral hygiene should be an integral aspect of nursing care. Oral hygiene is important within all... Read full article

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