Nutrition and Hydration in the Terminally Ill

Estimated time to complete session: 75 mins.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Explain the common alternations in feeding that can affect patients with terminal illnesses:  anorexia, feeding intolerance, dysphagia, etc.
2. Discuss the natural progression of anorexia and dehydration at the end of life.
3. Identify optimal feeding strategies to promote comfort and quality of life for patients experiencing feeding difficulty at the end of life.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
09/26/2021

Laurence J. Robbins, MD, Chair, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
09/26/2021
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