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Nutritional Considerations for the Oncology Patient (WEB19069)

Presenter(s): Keri Ryniak, RD, CSO, LDN, CNSD
Course Description

No two oncology patients have identical nutritional needs. This session addresses how a dietician makes recommendations, taking into consideration patient/family preferences, cancer type, form of treatment the patient is receiving, and what nutrition impact symptoms the patient is experiencing. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Cancer Care: Enhancing Communication, Swallowing, and Quality of Life.”

Learning Objectives:
You will be able to:

  • describe the metabolic changes that occur with cancer
  • explain the importance of preventing excess weight loss or weight gain
  • identify nutrition impact symptoms that affect a patient’s ability to consume adequate amounts of calories, protein, and fluid

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Related Courses

View all courses from the "Cancer Care: Enhancing Communication, Swallowing, and Quality of Life" online conference, available through the ASHA Learning Pass subscription or as an a la carte purchase.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): WEB19069
Available Through: March 20, 2024