Symptom Management: Fatigue, Anorexia, Cachexia, Nutrition and Hydration - Text version
This module focuses on the management of fatigue, anorexia, cachexia, nutrition and hydration in the context of palliative care within the Indian setting.
The text version of the Symptom Management: Fatigue, Anorexia, Cachexia, Nutrition and Hydration module has been created for accessibility purposes. All videos have been converted into transcripts for faster loading times.
This course focuses on the core principles and best practice for delivering effective palliative care in India. It has been developed in partnership with Karunashraya Hospice, Bengaluru and Cardiff Palliative Care Education Team, Wales. Experts from across India and the UK have contributed to ensure the course is appropriate for the India cancer profile and resource setting.
Published May 2016.
This module has been developed to support the daily practice of multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals in India.
By the end of the module, you should be able to:
Correctly identify fatigue, anorexia, and cachexia in patients needing palliative care support.
Appropriately describe hydration and nutrition issues for patients and their families needing palliative care support.
Outline an appropriate management plan for patients and their family experiencing these symptoms and issues.
Share your knowledge with the rest of the team.
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We, Dr Nagesh Simha of Karunashraya Hospice, Bengaluru, India and Prof Fiona Rawlinson of Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales with the support of colleagues Dr Nicola Pease of Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff, Wales and Dr Joanne Hayes of Marie Curie Hospice Cardiff and the Vale, Penarth, Wales have no actual or potential conflict of interest whatsoever which impinges on the making, peer reviewing and dissemination of this e-learning course.