March 2007
Nursing Standard;3/21/2007, Vol. 21 Issue 28, p25
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The author reflects on oral hygiene as a special care in nursing older people. She relates how important oral hygiene for personal comfort and nutritional status by taking an extra effort to clean the dentures of her patient. The author stresses that assisting older patients with personal care is a task delegated to support staff; however, her experience taught her a lesson on autonomous and accountable profession.


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