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Knowledge, attitudes and practices in the provision of nutritional care

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dc.contributor.author Fletcher, Antoinette
dc.contributor.author Carey, Eileen
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-06T11:55:10Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-06T11:55:10Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1077
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The nutritional care of patients is one of the primary responsibilities of all registered nurses (Persenius et al, 2008). A poor nutritional status can lead to malnutrition, which can have serious consequences for an individual’s quality of life (Field and Smith, 2008). This paper commences with an introduction to the concept of nutrition, provides an overview of nutritional guidelines and nutritional screening tools which identify those at risk of malnutrition. It reviews the literature on nurses’ knowledge, attitudes and practices in the provision of nutritional care and debates challenges and opportunities encountered to help nurses ensure adequate patient nutrition. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Mark Allen Group en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries British Journal of Nursing;20/ 10/ pp.570-574
dc.subject malnutrition en_US
dc.subject nutritional care en_US
dc.title Knowledge, attitudes and practices in the provision of nutritional care en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.internal.authorcontactother eileen.carey@ul.ie


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