Introduction to Nutrition in Palliative Care Webinar series 2017

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  • Date: 16 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017

Understanding and meeting the nutrition and hydration needs and wishes of patients is a key aspect of palliative care, and for many the issue of eating and drinking at this phase of illness can be complex and multifaceted, resulting in stress for the patient and their family/carers. It’s imperative that this aspect of care is handled sensitively and with confidence by all members of the multidisciplinary team.

In this series of 4 practical and informative webinars, Caroline Quilty, from St Joseph's Hospice,  will address the themes commonly found to be both challenging and of interest for front line clinical colleagues and catering teams.

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

By participating in the webinar series,

Participants will:

  • Consider food and nutrition in palliative care – why it is important and what are the consequences of malnutrition?
  • Gain an understanding of the rationale for nutritional screening in palliative care and tools to consider.
  • Appreciate the impact of malnutrition and cachexia on the psychological and physical wellbeing of the person.
  • Consider the treatment of poor appetite and weight loss including practical steps that may be taken.


Caroline Quilty, Therapies Services Manager and Specialist Palliative Care Dietitian at St Joseph’s Hospice. An HCPC registered Dietitian, Caroline has extensive clinical and management experience in both the NHS and hospice settings. 

Who should attend

The webinars aim to support those hospices with little or no direct dietetic service and registered nurses and associated colleagues with an interest in nutrition should attend.

Session 1 and 4 may be of interest to the hospice catering team.

You can either join individually or as a team and if you’re unable to join all four webinars you’ll be able to view the recordings after the webinar has taken place. 

Although the webinars are free to join and open to members and non-members of Hospice UK you must register to attend and ensure you’ve followed the instructions on webinar access.

For more information either download the nutrition flyer, visit the Nutrition in Palliative Care webpages or contact Amber Morgan, Clinical and Hospice Support Co-ordinator.

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