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The effects of undernutrition in hospitalised patients

28 November 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The prevalence of undernutrition in hospitals is significant, affecting between 13% and 78% of acute care patients depending on the population studied. This article...

Promoting nutrition for people with mental health problems

13 August 2008

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article examines the issue of nutrition and mental health for adults of all ages with a range of mental health needs.

An overview of appetite decline in older people

28 May 2015

Nursing Older People

CPD

Poor appetite is a common problem in older people living at home and in care homes, as well as hospital inpatients. It can contribute to weight loss and nutritional...

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,...

Nutritional interventions for preventing malnutrition in people with dementia

10 July 2019

Nursing Older People

Nutrition

Dementia is a progressive, chronic condition affecting cognitive functioning and is most prevalent in people aged over 65. Weight loss, malnutrition and dehydration...

Improving nutrition in older people in acute care

22 July 2015

Nursing Standard

CPD

Older people have an increased risk of becoming malnourished when they are ill. Admission to hospital may affect their nutritional intake and nutritional status....

Nursing interventions to minimise undernutrition in older patients in hospital

18 June 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This information on best practice examines the evidence on effective interventions for use with undernourished older patients in hospital. It is based on an evidence...

Assessing and managing malnutrition in adults in hospital

04 October 2018

Nursing Standard

Nutrition

The term malnutrition refers to both undernutrition and overnutrition. In healthcare, it most often refers to undernutrition, in particular disease-related...

Providing nutritional support for patients in critical care

21 May 2018

Nursing Standard

Nutrition

The provision of nutritional support for patients who are critically ill is complex and multifaceted, in part because of the variety and complexity of potential...

Nutritional requirements in malnutrition and diabetes mellitus

06 June 2018

Nursing Standard

Nutrition

Working in partnership with patients to achieve optimal nutritional status, regardless of their underlying condition, is an important aspect of nursing care. This...