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Providing nutritional support for patients during cancer treatment

01 May 2010

Paediatric Nursing

Oncology nursing

Children and young people with cancer often experience a diminished oral intake and exhibit subsequent weight loss and poor nutrition as a result of the side effects...

Providing nutritional support for patients during cancer treatment

27 May 2010

Paediatric Nursing

General

Children and young people with cancer often experience a diminished oral intake and exhibit subsequent weight loss and poor nutrition as a result of the side effects...

Managing pulmonary aspiration in service users

26 March 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

People with learning disabilities who are fed enterally often have complications, including pulmonary aspiration. The aim of this article is to give learning...

Risk of refeeding syndrome in clients with malnutrition

01 April 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

The number of people with learning disabilities being treated in acute hospitals appears to be rising. Many of these patients are nutritionally compromised and have...

Enteral feeding and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy

28 January 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Many patients are unable to eat and others are malnourished. Such patients need nutritional support, and enteral feeding offers one way of providing such support. It...

Grief in the transition from oral to enteral feeding among children

01 December 2012

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

Loss of oral feeding may lead to grief that is unrecognised and unsupported, particularly in the presence of learning disabilities. This can evoke resentment and...

Nasogastric tube insertion in adults who require enteral feeding

13 June 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article, part of Nursing Standard’s clinical skills series, describes the process of inserting a nasogastric tube in adults for enteral feeding. The article...

Psychosocial implications of gastrostomy placement

01 September 2009

Paediatric Nursing

Feature

This article reviews the literature on the psychosocial implications of gastrostomy placement, and highlights key areas of concern for children and their families....

Psychosocial implications of gastrostomy placement

01 September 2009

Paediatric Nursing

Feature

This article reviews the literature on the psychosocial implications of gastrostomy placement, and highlights key areas of concern for children and their families....

Enteral nutrition: an overview

30 May 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Many patients are unable to eat, while others are malnourished and therefore may need nutritional support. Encouraging adequate consumption of a well-balanced diet,...