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Assessment and Management of Weight Loss and Loss of Appetite in Palliative Care

Assessment and Management of Weight Loss and Loss of Appetite in Palliative Care

Assessment and Management of Weight Loss and Loss of Appetite in Palliative Care

Kathleen Sherry
Kathleen Sherry
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 06 Apr 2018
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Last updated: 02 May 2018

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Description

This session gives a framework for assessing and managing loss of appetite (anorexia), weight loss and cachexia in patients near the end of their lives.

This session was reviewed by Amy Proffitt and Christina Faull and last updated in December 2015.

Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Differentiate between the terms anorexia and cachexia
• Explain the link between anorexia and cachexia in advanced disease
• List some of the reversible factors underlying loss of appetite in disease
• Recognise the psychosocial impact on both patient and carer of both loss of appetite, and involuntary weight loss/cachexia
• Outline drug and non-drug approaches to the management of anorexia & cachexia
Kathleen Sherry

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Kathleen Sherry
on behalf of Health Education England

Dr Kathleen Sherry is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine based at The Ayrshire Hospice / Ayr Hospital.

Kathleen’s clinical interests include palliative care in the acute setting. Having previously been Training Programme Director and SAC rep, Kathleen has maintained her interest in training and facilitates on the SCOTS Educational Supervisors course.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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