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Nutrition Intervention for Patient with Cancer

SCI115: Week 8 Assignment Page 1

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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 lesson 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 on page 3)

· Submit the Week 8 Assignment via Blackboard by clicking on the “Week 8 Assignment” link.

· Include the proper file naming convention: SCI115_wk8_assn_jsmith_mmddyyyy.

Grading:

Gradable items in assignmentPoints
Identify the main objectives for nutrition intervention in cancer patients15
Calculate nutrient needs for protein, calories, and fluid10
Discuss dietary suggestions for decreased appetite and nausea5
Discuss dietary suggestions for xerostomia5
Adhere to Writing Guidelines (see below).5
Total Points40

Writing Guidelines:

ExemplaryAccomplishedDevelopingBeginning
Content· High quality information focuses on the task/topic in engaging ways· Intriguing and/or compelling examples, evidence· All information is accurate and focused on task/topic· Examples and evidence support topic· Information sometimes repeated and/or wanders from prompt/task; may contain inaccuracies· Examples and evidence are incomplete; lacks detail· Information inaccurate, inadequate or omitted· Examples and evidence are unclear or missing
WritingConventions· Accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation (0 errors).· Grammatical, spelling & punctuation errors are rare (2 errors per page avg).· Grammatical, spelling & punctuation errors are common (3 errors per page avg).· Grammatical, spelling & punctuation errors significantly detract from meaning of paper (4+ errors per page avg).

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).

[Write your answer here]

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