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A consuming issue

22 November 2011

Nursing Standard

Reflections

In 1860, Florence Nightingale said: ‘Every trained observer of the sick will agree that thousands of patients are annually starved in the midst of plenty, from want...

Identification and management of patients’ nutritional needs

01 April 2013

Nursing Older People

CPD

As individuals age a number of physical and cognitive changes affect their nutritional intake. Sensory losses affect the ability to obtain food or eat independently,...

Managing malnutrition in patients with dementia

11 March 2015

Nursing Standard

CPD

As dementia progresses, an individual may experience increasing difficulties in eating and drinking safely. Evidence suggests that admission to hospital may...