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Nutrition for Nurses

Chapter Summary

Nutrition for NursesChapter Summary

  • The endocrine system plays a crucial role in regulating many bodily functions. Accordingly, endocrine disorders can manifest themselves through a wide range of signs and symptoms.
  • Proper nutrition is essential for its optimal functioning of the endocrine system. Tailored meal plans can help minimize symptoms and facilitate disease management.
  • Assessing client nutrition from a holistic perspective is necessary to address not only physical needs, but psychological, social, and cultural needs as well.
  • Nutritional strategies should be realistic and manageable for the client to follow.
  • Evaluation of nutritional interventions is based upon subjective information from the client regarding how well the client is adhering to the diet and symptom improvement as well as laboratory values related to the specific endocrine disorder.
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