Enteral and parenteral nutrition in terminally ill cancer patients: a review of the literature

Title

Enteral and parenteral nutrition in terminally ill cancer patients: a review of the literature

Creator

Dy SM

Publisher

The American Journal Of Hospice & Palliative Care

Date

2006

Subject

Humans; Survival Rate; Terminally Ill; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Communication; Treatment Outcome; Decision Support Techniques; Research Design; Risk Factors; Patient Selection; Activities of Daily Living; Evidence-Based Medicine; Patient Education as Topic; quality of life; Nutritional Status; Nutrition Assessment; Enteral Nutrition/adverse effects/methods/utilization; Malnutrition/etiology/therapy; Neoplasms/complications/mortality/psychology; Parenteral Nutrition/adverse effects/methods/utilization; Terminal Care/methods/psychology/utilization

Description

Many terminally ill patients who are able to eat appear to be eating less than they should, losing weight, and becoming malnourished, and many others develop difficulties with eating. These symptoms and signs are usually a marker of advanced cancer, rather than the cause of decreasing functional status, and providing supplemental nutrition rarely changes the course of the disease. This article reviews evidence on issues relevant to enteral and parenteral nutrition in patients with advanced cancer, including benefits, risks, and discomforts; how these types of nutrition are used and perceived, and how decisions are made; and how decision-making might be improved.
2006

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

369-377

Issue

5

Volume

23

Citation

Dy SM, “Enteral and parenteral nutrition in terminally ill cancer patients: a review of the literature,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 20, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13380.

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