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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...

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...

Optimising protein intake in older people to maintain their musculo- skeletal health

26 July 2021

Nursing Standard


The concept of healthy ageing has become a significant aspect of the public health approach to older people’s well-being. Physiological changes that occur with...

Managing the effects of cancer and cancer treatments on patients’ nutritional status

25 February 2021

Nursing Standard


Adequate nutrition is a basic requirement of the human body, supporting cell growth and optimal organ function. The nutritional requirements of patients with cancer...

Managing the nutritional status of people with oesophagogastric cancer: a literature review

08 November 2022

Cancer Nursing Practice

evidence and practice

Following an oesophagectomy for oesophagogastric cancer, patients can experience significant issues such as dysphagia, weight loss and malnutrition, which means that...

Nutritional interventions in older people with COVID-19: an overview of the evidence

08 December 2021

Nursing Older People

literature review

Older people are a high-risk group for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) because of a range of factors, including age-related changes in anatomical pulmonary and...

Providing optimal nutritional care to patients with long-COVID

08 February 2023

Primary Health Care

evidence and practice

Long-COVID has emerged as a relatively common condition with symptoms that vary considerably in intensity and type. People with long-COVID experience signs and...