Nutritional support and quality of life in cancer patients undergoing palliative care
European Journal of Cancer Care, 05/14/2012
Prevost V et al. – Nutritional status should be assessed early and regularly during treatment using appropriate tools. In the particularly acute context of palliative care, optimal patient management requires adequate education and counselling to patients and families. Meaningful interactions between the patient, caregivers and medical team would also increase the chance of resolving nutrition–related issues and help to fulfil each patient's specific nutritional needs and thus improve the quality of life (QoL).