NCPro Online Case 4: Malnutrition and Cancer

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Nutrition Care Professionals Online Case 4: Malnutrition and Cancer

Case 4 Addresses malnutrition in the context of Mr Robertson, a 75-year-old retiree, who has metastatic prostate cancer and numerous chronic conditions.


The NCPro Malnutrition and Cancer Case assists dietetic students preparing for the clinical component of their assessment and for participating in clinical rotations. This true-to-life Case emphasises the key nutrition-related features of malnutrition related to cancer as commonly presented in clinical written examinations, Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and Oral Vivas. Activities provide curriculum-level guidance to improve student’s readiness to practice their role as clinical dietitians. This resource has proven useful to over-seas-trained dietitians aiming to familiarise themselves with Australian protocol.

Online access includes:
  • A comprehensive Introduction to the nutrition care process
  • Case 4: Malnutrition and Cancer including; Perspective (Literature Review), Mind Maps, hyperlinked resource lists, detailed patient history including diet, social and medical history, interactive videos and 18 activities
  • Online NCPro Tool Kit including frequently used assessment and analysis tools
  • Complimentary webinars with author, Rowan Stewart



After completing this case, users will be able to:

  1. Describe malnutrition related to cancer and associated risks and risk factors
  2. Describe the parameters used for screening and assessing malnutrition related to cancer
  3. Undertake nutrition assessment of an individual who is malnourished by collecting and interpreting nutrition assessment data specific to the development and treatment of malnutrition including food/nutrition-related history, anthropometric measurements, biochemical data, nutrition-focused physical findings, social and medical history
  4. Practice diet analysis using the ready reckoner approach
  5. Critically assess and cluster nutrition assessment data to prioritise nutrition issues of concern, select Nutrition Diagnoses and create PES Statements for an individual who is malnourished
  6. Integrate previous Nutrition Diagnoses with new Diagnoses
  7. Apply knowledge of food, nutrition, physical activity, health and disease to develop a client-centred nutrition prescription and interventions for malnutrition
  8. Develop a therapeutic diet for malnutrition including appropriate nutrient sources and meal plans
  9. Develop a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan with nutrition outcome measures and performance indicators for a patient with cancer-related malnutrition
  10. Document the nutrition care process using accepted standards
  11. Explain the diet-disease relationship
PLUS  receive complimentary webinars with author, Rowan Stewart
Visit to access the webinar schedule

Authors: Rowan Stewart, Angela Vivanti and Esther Myers

ISBN: 978-0-6481335-4-4
Online Virtual Learning Environment 18-Month Access

Download: Malnutrition and Cancer Case Study Summary



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