UNISON Northern Ireland

Palliative Care - The Importance of Nutrition

Event Date: 
27 Feb 2019 - 13:30 to 16:00

UNISON Belfast

Good nutrition is important in caring for patients with life-limiting illness, not only for meeting the body’s physical requirements but also because of its associated social, cultural and psychological benefits.  Appropriate nutrition and hydration is very important for those in receipt of palliative care.   Needs can change as disease progresses and can impact on symptoms.   This workshop will cover best practice in relation to nutrition and hydration and also explore how the relationship with food for those at end of life and their families changes.   This is particularly relevant to catering staff working in hospital and residential settings, home care workers as well as care staff, nurses and AHPs.  It will be delivered by Corrina Grimes, Dietician & AHP Consultant, Public Health Agency.


You might also be interested in Dysphagia - Understanding Swallowing & Risks which is on from 10am - 12.30pm on the same day (Feb 27) 

This course is eligible for backfill funding for attendees who work in domiciliary/home care, day care or supported living in the private and community/voluntary sector under the Training for the Domiciliary Care Workforce Project administered by NISCC.  You must get approval from your employer in advance.