Barriers to effective nutritional care for older adults
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Barriers to effective nutritional care for older adults

Susan Holmes Director of research and development, and professor of nursing, Centre for Health and Social Care Research, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury

This article reviews the relationship between ageing and nutrition. The vulnerability of older adults to nutritional decline is explored and the importance of nutritional screening in this population is discussed. The author considers some of the barriers to achieving nutritional adequacy once patients have been admitted to hospital and suggests how these can be overcome.

Nursing Standard. 21, 3, 50-54. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.09.21.3.50.c6402

Correspondence

hsh1@canterbury.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review