Nutritional care is as crucial as nursing care to patient outcomes
Feature Previous     Next

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

You need a subscription to read the full article