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Medical Observer Interview

View this article published on the Medical Observer website, regarding the end-of-life care issues that Dr Merran Cooper has faced and her thoughts on the future of Advance Care Directives. Read the article
Skin Tears, Cellulitis and how To Prevent Skin Ulcers The skin of an elderly person is fragile. When there is a tear or break in the skin bacteria can enter. if this happens it’s important to cover the skin break immediately to promote healthy healing and prevent ulcers. Infected ulcers can become cellulitis which is...

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Oxygen, Breathlessness and Shortness of Breath Patients who are in bed for long periods of time are prone to pneumonia and therefore shortness of breath They may become restless, agitated or confused  if there is a  lack of oxygen in their blood. This video shows step by step instructions to using oxygen masks, nasal prongs...

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Fact: When you are providing loving, practical care for someone at home, many people will ask "what can I do to help?"  Some will offer to drive, some will drop off more spaghetti bolognaise than you have ever seen, some will give helpful suggestions about a new form of treatment that helped their cousin last year,...

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