Where this information about skin problems comes from
On this page are the major sources of information that we use to put together this section of CancerHelp UK.
All our information is checked by health professionals who specialise in treating cancer. The names of our specialist reviewers are at the end of this list. We also try to find patients to review all our sections. If you have had problems during your cancer treatment with any of the symptoms and side effects that we mention in this section, live in the UK, and would like to become a patient reviewer, please contact us.
Oxford textbook of palliative medicine (3rd Edition)
Editors Doyle D, Hanks G, Cherny M, Calman K
Oxford University Press
ISBN 0 19 856698 0
Reviews and articles
Support surfaces for pressure ulcer prevention. Cullum N., McInnes E., Bell-Syer S.E.M., Legood R. Cochrane Database for Systematic Reviews (2008) Issue 4, Art. No.: CD001735. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001735.pub3
Skin flora: implications for nursing, Gould D (2012) Skin flora: implications for nursing. Nursing Standard. 26, 33, 48-56.
Using emollients to restore and maintain skin integrity. Watkins P (2008) Nursing Standard.22, 41, 51-57.
UK clinical guidelines
Pressure ulcers - prevention and treatment, NICE, 2005
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Pressure ulcers prevention and treatment, EUPAP, 2009
European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP)
Dr Juliet Spiller, Consultant in Palliative Medicine
Jane McManus, Hospice Ward Manager
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