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Nutrition Support by Brenda O'Day

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Chapter 5

Special Considerations in Nutrition Support

Nutrition support can involve complex decision making. Assessment of nutrition provision and tolerance are important tools to monitor nutrition support, and clearly essential to transitioning from one route on nutrition provision to another. Nutrition support clinicians spend a considerable amount of time and effort making this as comfortable for patients as possible. Some of the most difficult decisions that health care practitioners make revolve around ethical considerations. As we have become highly evolved at providing nutrition support, the question arises, is it beneficial in certain scenarios? Home care and long-term care require the nutrition support specialist to have an important ...

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