Nutrition and Hydration in the Terminally Ill
Estimated time to complete session: 75 mins.
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.
View technical requirements (opens in a new window).
View CME credit information (opens in a new window).
View disclosures and disclaimers (opens in a new window).
All materials herein are protected by copyright and are for the sole, personal use of the purchaser. No part of the written, oral, and broadcast production may be copied, duplicated, replicated or retransmitted without the prior permission of the applicable copyright owner.
The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of a copyrighted work is illegal. Criminal copyright infringement, including infringement without monetary gain, is investigated by the FBI and is punishable by up to five years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000.
Laurence J. Robbins, MD, Chair, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver
- 1.00 AAFP prescribed