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Nutrition and Hydration in End of Life Care

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The NICE guidelines Care of the Dying Adult (2015) imply patients should be supported with hydration and nutrition unless there is a strong reason not to do so. For some people with life threatening illnesses, this may be advantageous even if the underlying disease process continues to deteriorate. However, for those imminently dying the cessation of hydration and/or nutrition are most relevant.

This study day is intended to help health and social care staff in all settings such as care homes, community hospitals, hospitals and hospices.

What will I study?
• Ethical challenges and decision making in Palliative care.
• Feeding at risk- what this entails.
• Approaches to opening up discussion about these important issues.
• Cachexia.

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£75 per person