What are the main objectives in nutrition intervention for cancer patients?

Nutrition Intervention for Patient with Cancer

Assignment Overview

After reading the case study below, you will provide the patient with suggestions to increase his intake to prevent weight loss and muscle wasting. Please refer to the Grading section of this document for the distribution of these points. You will also find Writing Guidelines at the end of this document that will assist you in meeting the expectations for writing your care plan.

This assignment is intended to explore basic nutritional principles such as energy requirements, sources, and uses. Additionally, you will formulate nutritional assessments and describe nutritional requirements corresponding to specific disease states. You will also examine how effective nutritional counseling is contingent upon collaboration, organization, and concurrence among the members of the health care team.

Assignment Details:

Perform the following tasks:

· Complete the reading assignment and the interactive lecture before attempting this assignment.

· Please review the following case study:

Case Study:

Steve Palmer has been undergoing chemotherapy for liver cancer. In the past 3 months, Mr. Palmer has lost 25 pounds from his pre-cancer weight of 190 lbs. He is 6 ft 2 inches tall. He reports decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting, and dry mouth. He reports feeling full quickly and extreme fatigue. His oncologist refers him to you for suggestions on increasing his food intake.

· Use your textbook to respond to the following questions (provide your responses in the Assignment Worksheet section below)

· Submit the Week 8 Assignment.

· Include the proper file naming convention: SCI115_wk8_assn_jsmith_mmddyyyy.

Grading:

Gradable items in assignmentPoints
Identified the main objectives for nutrition intervention in cancer patients20
Calculated nutrient needs for protein, calories, and fluid20
Discussed dietary suggestions for decreased appetite and nausea20
Discussed dietary suggestions for xerostomia20
Adhere to Writing Guidelines.20
Total Points100

Assignment Worksheet:

· What are the main objectives in nutrition intervention for cancer patients?

[Write your answer here]

· What are Mr. Palmer’s protein and energy requirements? What are his fluid requirements?

[Write your answer here]

· List 3 dietary suggestions to address decreased appetite and nausea.

[Write your answer here]

· List 3 dietary suggestions to address dry mouth (xerostomia).