End of Life Nutrition, 3rd Edition
This monograph is helpful, evidence-based, and updated on nutrition intervention in the hospice, long-term care, and home settings. Discussion is on ethics, culture, providing emotional support to patients and their families, patient’s last wishes, palliative nutrition care, and what to expect as a person dies.
This course is all online. After purchase, you may download the Monograph with Questions PDFs from Online Test Login or within our testing system under Additional References.
This was a very valuable, nutrition-specific addition to a previous course I took on death & dying. Thank you for the added insight! – Kathryn B.S. 3/22
Very good information (personally and professionally). - 2/2021
Level 2 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.1.4, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 2.1.2, 2.1.7, 2.2.1, 4.1.1, 4.1.5, 4.2.2
CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests
Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:
1. Identify the five stages of grieving and give an example of each.
2. Explain three ways to create palliative care with nutrition interventions.
3. Assess their patients’ needs and determine appropriate nutrition therapy intervention to avoid or mitigate malnutrition and its side effects.
4. Discuss the physiology of dying and why food and fluid play minor roles in that process.
Why we chose this book
We have had a lot of interest in this monograph over the 1 and 2 editions. This 3 edition is updated with more cultural and psychological / spiritual considerations.
About the author
Sarah Laidlaw, MS, RDN, has had many years of experience working in hospice settings. She is also a former DIFM newsletter editor and blog writer.