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Measuring the quality of nutritional care

26 August 2015

Nursing Management


Despite various campaigns and initiatives, and publication of numerous standards, malnutrition in healthcare settings often goes unrecognised and untreated. This...

Causes, assessment and treatment of malnutrition in older people

28 February 2017

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

Malnutrition is a growing problem in the UK with as many as 14% of people aged over 65 at risk. It is of particular concern in care homes where more than one third...

Addressing the nutritional needs of older patients

31 March 2016

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Malnutrition affects three million people in the UK each year, 10% of whom are aged 65 and older. Chronic malnutrition is associated with well-documented clinical...

Assessment and management of malnutrition in patients with lung cancer

10 October 2016

Cancer Nursing Practice

Evidence & practice

Malnutrition is common in patients with cancer and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Many patients with lung cancer have multiple disease-related...

Nutritional requirements in malnutrition and diabetes mellitus

06 June 2018

Nursing Standard


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