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Oral Hygiene In Dying Patients With Diminished Consciousness

Susan Martin

Xerostomia (subjective sensation of oral dryness) and stomatitis (sore mouth) are common in patients with terminal disease and have considerable impact on patients’ wellbeing. Patients with diminished consciousness may still be aware of oral discomfort such as a dry mouth. Therefore, good oral hygiene is an important nursing role when... Read full article

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