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Prevention, identification and management of malnutrition in older people in the community.

Murphy, J. L., 2022. Prevention, identification and management of malnutrition in older people in the community. Nursing Standard. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.7748/ns.2022.e11891

Abstract

Malnutrition, specifically undernutrition, is a significant health concern among older people, yet it is under-detected and under-treated in the community. The causes of malnutrition are complex and multifactorial, and the risk has been exacerbated by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic due to social isolation and loneliness, which can affect older people's appetite and thus reduce their nutritional intake. This article discusses the causes and consequences of malnutrition in older people and describes what is involved in malnutrition screening, person-centred care planning and treatment. The author considers various approaches to overcoming the barriers associated with identifying malnutrition in older people in the community and outlines the role of the nurse in the effective management of malnutrition in this population.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0029-6570
Uncontrolled Keywords:clinical; community; community care; diet; malnutrition; nutrition; nutritional assessment; nutritional intake; nutritional support; older people; undernutrition
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:37172
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:11 Jul 2022 11:08
Last Modified:11 Jul 2022 11:08

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