Handbook of Nutrition and Diet in Palliative Care, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Victor R. Preedy

CRC Press
Published June 28, 2019
Reference - 428 Pages - 50 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138064072 - CAT# K33376

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Handbook of Nutrition and Diet in Palliative Care, Second Edition, is a comprehensive guide, providing exhaustive information on nutrition and diet in terminal and palliative care. It covers physical, cultural and ethical aspects, bridging the intellectual divide in being suitable for novices and experts alike. Following in the tradition of its predecessor, chapters contain practical methods, techniques, and guidelines along with a section on applications to other areas of palliative care. Each chapter features key facts highlighting important areas, summary points, and ethical issues.


• Use of cannabinoids in palliative nutrition care

• Pain control in palliative care

• Communications in palliative/end-of-life care: aspects of bad news

• Anorexia in cancer: appetite, physiology, and beyond

• Palliative care in severe and enduring eating disorders

• Linking food supplementation and palliative care in HIV

• Eating-related distress in terminally ill cancer patients and their family members

• Palliative care of gastroparesis

• Preoperative nutrition assessment and optimization in the cancer patient

• Childhood leukemia, malnutrition, and mortality as components of palliative care

• End-of-life decisions in persons with neurodevelopmental disorders

• Resources: listing web sites, journals, books and organizations

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