Palliative Care and Multidisciplinary Approach to Improving Nutritional Status in Oncology Patients

December 14, 2023,  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 

Event Type: Webinars

Understanding the palliative care process and how nutrition fits in to the overall treatment plan is essential for clinicians who are involved in the management of advanced cancer patients. This program will cover oral appetite stimulants and symptom management; nutritional interventions for the palliative care and end of life cancer patient; the risks and benefits of nutrition support therapies; and considerations for nutrition support therapies. Prognostic scoring systems and functional status/survival estimates will be reviewed to help clinicians determine appropriate candidates for artificial nutrition support in advanced, incurable cancer patients.   

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss nutritional and medical interventions for cancer patients during palliative care and end of life.  
  2. List risks and benefits of nutrition support in this patient population.  
  3. Identify the necessary considerations for initiation and discontinuation of nutrition support in patients with incurable cancer.

Faculty and Topics:

Nutrition Support in Palliative Cancer Patients: Benefits, Burdens, and Recommendations

Anne Tucker, PharmD, BCNSP, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Critical Care/Nutrition Support, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Palliative Stimulation of the Appetite: A Review of Supportive Appetite and Nutrition Recommendations for the Oncologic Patient
Nilofer Kidiwala, DO, Palliative Medicine Physician Lead, Advocate Health Care, Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL

Madhu Jain, MS, RD, LDN, Clinical Dietitian in Nutrition Support and Oncology, Advocate Health Care, Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL

Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-23-178-L01-P
CE Credit: 1.5 hours 


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