Nutrition at End of Life
NUTRITION AT END OF LIFE: WHAT EVERY DIETITIAN NEEDS TO KNOW
Nutrition at end of life is a topic many dietitians shy away from, either because they are uncomfortable and/or lack training in the topic. They may not even realize the influential role they can have in end of life care. The end of life deserves as much respect and attention as does every other part of life. Dietitians are uniquely qualified to support patients and their loved ones/caregivers in decision making, dining, and dying. This webinar is for all dietitians, regardless of setting, to understand the role of nutrition and the dietitian at end of life.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Understand the difference between hospice and palliative care.


  • List the risks and benefits of tube feeding in the older adult with dementia.


  • Explain how starvation relates to the dying process.


  • Feel comfortable in having hard conversations about nutrition at end of life.

Note: This session meets the RD requirement for a unit of "ETHICS" during a 5 year renewal period.



Live Event Date: Nov 29, 2016
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 5100, 5430, 1050, 4190
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 1.1.6, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 8.3.7
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Katie Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD, FAND
Katie Dodd

Katie Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD, FAND, lives in Medford, OR and works at VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics (VA SORCC). She is an advanced level practice dietitian in Home Based Primary Care, providing nutritional care in homes of Veterans. Katie is also a Board Certified Specialist in Geriatric Nutrition and Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She received her MS from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 2008 and her BS from California State University, Chico in 2006. She is mom to Gavin and Emily. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, rock hounding, spending time with family, going to church, and cooking.

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