Dietitians have particular skills to assist patients to optimise nutritional intake and to develop a nutritional plan which focuses on the patient’s needs and wishes. They are also able to take into account the patient’s current disease context, treatment plans and overall quality of life when developing nutritional plans and education for the patient and family (reproduced with permission from MapCare).


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Special Interest Group

Australian Allied Health in Palliative Care (AAHPC) is a group developed to facilitate and promote research and to be a voice to promote and raise the profile of Allied Health in palliative care:

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Last updated 20 July 2018