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Survival was worth the effort

A nurse responds to the article 'Anorexics force legal decision' (Nursing Review, page 36, February). My reaction is heartfelt compassion and empathy for the issue of autonomy that the author Scott Trueman so rightly identifies as a legal and medical ...

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Nutritional study underway

Frail, elderly people who are at risk of hospitalisation due to malnutrition could be handed a lifeline, thanks to a new study. University researchers believe a combination of nutritional supplements and low dose hormone treatment delivered to under-nourished elderly people ...

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Providing the right nourishment

Nurses are being encouraged to embrace nutrition screening and to undertake research studies in this field, writes Annie May. It is well recognised that malnourished patients recover more slowly from illness and experience more complications. Yet, despite this, routine screening ...

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Identifying those at risk

Malnutrition is a growing issue in the rehabilitation setting, writes Michelle Miller, Elisabeth Isenring and Angela Vivanti. High rates of nutritional risk have long been documented in acute care settings and, more recently, across rehabilitation settings. People are commonly admitted ...

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