Nutritional care is as crucial as nursing care to patient outcomes
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Nutritional care is as crucial as nursing care to patient outcomes

Jennifer Trueland Health journalist

Why enticing people to eat well in hospital is a huge part of making sure they get better and go home in good health

Whether care relates to falls or sepsis, long-term conditions or trauma, mental health or learning disability, patient nutrition and hydration should be at the very heart of it. But despite the importance of getting this right – and numerous policies and drives to improve nutritional care – it is still seen too often as no one’s direct job or responsibility.

Nursing Standard. 34, 3, 56-58. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.3.56.s18

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