Nutritional Care Plan Essay

Nutritional Care Plan Essay

Nutritional Care Plan Essay

For this project, you will identify a case study and then develop a nutritional care plan for the client associated with that case.  Please read this entire document to gain understanding of the project scope and those tasks you will complete.  

 

 

Task 1:

 

a.  Choose from one of the following stages: pregnancy, infancy and childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age.

b.  List the specific nutrition issues affecting individuals in your selected stage.

 

Task 2:

 

a.  Choose a disease or medical condition that could possibly, or commonly, affect your individual.  This could be anything ranging from diabetes to cirrhosis.

b.  Using the ABCDs of nutritional assessment, create a case study based on an actual client or patient.  You can also make one up.  Include the following in your case study:

(i).  Anthropometrics, relevant biochemical tests, clinical assessment, and dietary intake analysis.

c.  Be sure to include a list of common medications that may be used to treat your patient’s condition and identify potential herb/nutrient/drug interactions that may be relevant.

d.  Identify your client’s cultural background and give clues as to their socioeconomic status and psychosocial variables.  For example, your

patient may be a senior living alone on a fixed income or might be living in

a nursing facility with reputed staff.

 

Task 3:

 

a. Create a nutritional care plan for your client. This will include an

evaluation of nutritional risk, a list of interventions, and a list of expected

outcomes.

b. List the goals of medical nutrition therapy for your patient and suggest an

appropriate diet. Does your patient/client require a dietary modification of

their regular diet? Are enteral feedings by tube necessary? If so, what

formula will you use and why? Describe your recommended method of

administration.

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Task 4:

a. Describe your nutrition education teaching session with your patient

and/or their family. What teaching methods will you use (explanation,

discussion, demonstration, handouts, etc.)? In your own words, write a

paragraph detailing three specific points that you will need to teach your

patient about his/her new diet. In addition, give at least one tip to avoid

potential herb/nutrient/drug interactions.