Discuss a time when your nursing assessment skills revealed a common or concerning symptom related to nutrition when caring for a patient.

Nutrition discussion

Typically, by the time signs and symptoms of poor nutrition appear in a body system, the condition is fairly severe. It is important for the nurse to conduct a complete health history to discover any concerns, such as changes in weight, anorexia, changes in the sense of taste or smell, and any difficulty chewing or swallowing. Discuss a time when your nursing assessment skills revealed a common or concerning symptom related to nutrition when caring for a patient. Additionally, discuss whether the patient had an ethnic, cultural, or spiritual variation regarding nutritional intake or status.

ASSIGNED READINGS

  • Wilson, Susan F. and Giddens, Jean F. (2017). Health assessment for nursing practice(6th ed.). St.Louis, MO: Mosby.
    • Chapters 8, 10
    • Must be APA Format
    • Must be 200-250 words
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