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Identification and management of patients’ nutritional needs

01 April 2013

Nursing Older People


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,...

Assessing and managing malnutrition in adults in hospital

04 October 2018

Nursing Standard


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

Identifying and managing patients with disease-related malnutrition in primary care

08 December 2021

Primary Health Care


Disease-related malnutrition can be challenging to treat. A disease, its treatment or the consequences of treatment can cause patients to experience a reduction in...

Assessment, treatment and prevention of vitamin D deficiency

31 July 2023

Nursing Standard

Care experience

Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent among various groups in the UK, and can result from insufficient sunlight exposure and dietary intake. There is a population-wide...

Managing malnutrition in patients with dementia

11 March 2015

Nursing Standard


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

Identifying and managing malnutrition in people with learning disabilities

28 July 2022

Learning Disability Practice

physical healthcare

People with learning disabilities are at greater risk of malnutrition compared with the general population. Congenital conditions and mental health issues...

Managing malnutrition in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic

22 February 2021

Nursing Standard


The prevalence of risk factors for malnutrition has increased during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. These risk factors include various symptoms...

Implementing blended feeding for children with intellectual disabilities in a school environment

01 October 2020

Learning Disability Practice


Enteral feeding is commonly used in children with intellectual disabilities for short and long periods of time, and for a variety of reasons. Traditionally, sterile,...

Open AccessPrevention, identification and management of malnutrition in older people in the community

04 July 2022

Nursing Standard


Malnutrition, specifically undernutrition, is a significant health concern among older people, yet it is under-detected and under-treated in the community. The...

Enhancing nutrition screening in patients with kidney disease

07 August 2023

Nursing Standard

Care experience

Malnutrition is common in patients with kidney disease, and can exacerbate the individual and economic burden of the condition. The identification of malnutrition is...