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Handbook of Nutrition and Diet in Palliative Care, 2nd Edition
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Handbook of Nutrition and Diet in Palliative Care, 2nd Edition

Publisher: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group

Editor: Victor R Preedy BSc, PhD, DSc, FRSB, FRSPH, FRCPath, FRSC

ISBN: 978-1-138-06407-2

Copyright: 2019

Hard Cover, 428 pages; illustrated with 50 B/W figures.


Written by a team of international experts, Handbook of Nutrition and Diet in Palliative Care, Second Edition, is a comprehensive guide, providing needed information on nutrition and diet, including nutrition support, to care for terminal patients and others needing palliative care. It covers physical, cultural and ethical aspects relevant for novices, educators and experts alike. Chapters provide practical methods, case studies, techniques, and guidelines related to palliative care, including these highlights:


  • Pain control
  • Use of cannabinoids in palliative nutrition care
  • Cachexia related suffering


  • Preoperative nutrition assessment and optimization in the cancer patient
  • Communications in palliative/end-of-life care: aspects of bad news
  • Cultural Aspects of foregoing tube feeding


  • Anorexia in cancer
  • Palliative care in severe and enduring eating disorders
  • Food supplementation and palliative care in HIV
  • Appetite regulation in renal failure
  • Eating-related distress in terminally ill cancer patients and their family members
  • Palliative care of gastroparesis


  • Nutritional support in the vegetative state
  • Childhood leukemia, malnutrition, and mortality as components of palliative care
  • End-of-life decisions in persons with neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Quality of life and aspects of diet and nutrition in dying children


Why ASPEN’s Publication Review Committee recommends this book:

Palliative care is an area that deserves more attention in education and training. In a recent survey of 517 critical care RNs polled by TriHealth (Cincinnati, OH), 38% reported no palliative care education in the previous two years.  We recommend this book as it offers a solid reference of palliative-related topics for those caring for pediatric and adult patients in oncology and terminally ill patients, including patients in hospice. A unique feature of this book is the coverage of cultural beliefs related to nutrition, hydration and end of life issues.


Doody Review

Amy Hess Fischl, MS RDN LDN BC-ADM CDE (University of Chicago Medical Center) wrote. “For healthcare professionals involved in palliative care, this book is a must read”.  It is a compendium of the unique nutrition needs in palliative care and each chapter includes tables, textboxes, and figures to highlight key information. The book provides a comprehensive list of resources, organizations, journals, books, and other online sources related to palliative care.


Table of Contents 


About the Editor

Victor R Preedy BSc, PhD, DSc, FRSB, FRSPH, FRCPath, FRSC is Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry at Kings College London and serves as Director of the Genomics Center.  He received his PhD from the University of London.  He is a leading expert on biomedical sciences and has a long-standing interest in nutrition, health and disease.