Dietary Assessment for Cancer
Choose one area of interest from the following topics:
Present the identified disorder or disease process and discuss need for nutritional support. Discuss elements of a dietary assessment for the chosen disorder or need and present a plan for meeting nutritional needs including patient teaching, patient and family/caregiver support, and available resources. Include expected patient outcomes. Review the grading rubric below for the required elements of the paper.
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CO3 Assess nutritional requirements for diverse patient populations including development level, health status, gender, cultural diversity, and belief systems (PO7)
Key Concepts: Patient teaching and support
CO6 Evaluate examples of nursing research and scientific inquiry in the area of nutrition to provide care and improve patient outcomes (PO3) Key Concepts: Therapeutic diet, Role of family and support for individuals with nutritional needs
Paper must contain a title and reference page in APA 6th edition format. The body of the paper must be 3-5 pages in length (this is excluding the title and reference pages) Choose one area of interest from the following topics:
Identify the disease or disorder and summarize nutritional needs and recommendations for patients with the disease or disorder
. Discuss at least three elements of a dietary assessment for the chosen disorder.
Plan four nutritional interventions to include: Nutrition therapy or therapeutic diet Patient and/or family or caregiver teaching Support available to assist the patient and/or family or caregiver.
What is available locally, such as support groups, continued nutritional teaching or support.
Resources available to assist the patient and/or family or caregiver.
National or local resources to provide nutritional guidance.
Describe at least three expected patient outcomes as a result of following the nutritional plan of care.
Support your paper with at least 2 current (within the past 5 years) scholarly resources. APA 6th edition format required