Nutrition in Palliative Care

Webinar series 2017 - Timetable

  • Thursday 14 September 2017 14:00 - 14:45
  • Thursday 19 October 2017 14:00 - 14:45
  • Thursday 16 November 14:00 - 14:45
  • Thursday 14 December 14:00 - 14:45

Session 1 - Food and nutrition in palliative care

  • What is the role of nutrition in palliative care?
  • Consider the patient's priorities and preferences;
  • What are the consequences of malnutrition and why we should be concerned;
  • Consider the impact of co-morbidities such as diabetes, renal disease;
  • Case study for discussion

Session 2 - Nutritional screening

  • Why screen?
  • When to screen;
  • Weighing patients in palliative care settings - what are your views?
  • How to screen: share examples and discuss screening tools;
  • Consider the Care Quality Commission Key Lines of Enquiry

Session 3 - Identifying Cachexia; physical and psychosocial impact of cachexia

  • Describe Cachexia;
  • Describe the physical impact;
  • Consider psychosocial impact, including case examples

Session 4 - Treatment of poor appetite and weight loss

  • How to treat poor appetite;
  • Consider food fortification techniques;
  • The role of oral nutritional supplements (including a tasting session in own locality);
  • A brief overview of Enteral Tube feeding;
  • An update on resources (booklets, websites, etc)
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