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Oral care of palliative care patients – carers' and relatives' experiences. A qualitative study

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  • Draws attention to the poorly researched area of palliative oral care.

  • Identifies common themes, regarding oral care of palliative care patients, reported in blogs and discussion forums written by their relatives.

  • Provides insight into palliative oral care and how future research could be designed.

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Note: Maria Bernardes Delgado is an Academic Clinical Fellow, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

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Delgado, M., Burns, L., Quinn, C. et al. Oral care of palliative care patients – carers' and relatives' experiences. A qualitative study. Br Dent J 224, 881–886 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2018.434

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