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Symptom management: Skin and Mouth Care

Symptom management: Skin and Mouth Care

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Summary This module from the VUCCnet elearning course in Palliative Care has been developed in partnership with the African Palliative Care Association and Cardiff University.

This Skin and Mouth Care module is part of the elearning course in palliative care which has been developed in partnership with the African Palliative Care Association and Cardiff University.  Experts from across Africa and the UK have contributed to ensure the module is appropriate for the sub-Saharan cancer setting and resource profile.

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This module was published in November 2013.


Target Audience

Multi-disciplinary African healthcare professionals

Learning Objectives

By the end of the module, you should be able to:

  • Teach a new colleague key elements of skin and mouth care in a patient with advanced cancer
  • Discuss practical issues with a new colleague and a family around the basic principles of skin and mouth care in someone with advancing cancer
  • Be able to support families and answer the usual questions they might have around skin and mouth care at the end of life 
Only available as part of course(s):

Palliative care e-learning course for healthcare professionals in Africa

IT Requirements

This module requires the learner to have a good, stable internet connection and runs best on INTERNET EXPLORER 7 AND ABOVE, and MOZILLA FIREFOX on either Windows or MacOS. FLASH ADD ON is also required to run this module.

Commercial Support

This module was funded by the International Atomic Energy Agency - Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy 

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Relevant to the following professions

  • Nurse
  • Oncologist
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Founding partners

European Cancer Organisation European Institute of Oncology

Founding Charities

Foundazione Umberto Veronesi Fondazione IEO Swiss Bridge

Published by

ecancer Global Foundation