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114 The Help the Hospices Food and Nutrition Group
  1. Dr Eleni Tsiompanou, Associate Specialist in Palliative Medicine
  1. Kingston Hospital and The Princess Alice Hospice, Esher

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Nutrition, long regarded as just eating food, is increasingly being recognised as having far more scientific significance. Malnutrition is often a major component of palliative care patients’ clinical condition. It has been shown to amplify symptoms, often impacting on treatment and affecting the patients’ and carers’ experiences of their illness. The Food and Nutrition Group (FNG), formed in …

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