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. This session meets the RD requirement for a unit of "ETHICS" during a 5 year renewal period.
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: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) are not responsible for the provider’s interpretation of the Academy/CDR Code of Ethics for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession or its enforcement as it relates to the scenarios and content presented in this activity.

Live Event Date: Jul 12, 2018
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, 2
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 as a home care dietitian. Katie is the founder of The Geriatric Dietitian blog and is a Board Certified Specialist in Geriatric Nutrition. Katie is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is actively involved in leadership within the Healthy Aging Dietetic Practice Group and Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is mom to Gavin and Emily. In her spare time she enjoys cross fit, running, spending time with family, going to church, and blogging.

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