Nutritional Care Plan
For this project, you will identify a case study and then develop a nutritional care plan for the client associated with that case. You should begin working on your project in advance of Week 5 as you construct the details of your case. The completed nutritional care plan for your client is due in Week 10.
Please read this entire document to gain understanding of the project scope and those tasks you will complete. This project will take you several weeks to complete. Do not delay beginning the work on this project.
PROJECT TASKS TO BE COMPLETED IN WEEK: 5
- Choose from one of the following stages: pregnancy, infancy and childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age.
- List the specific nutrition issues affecting individuals in your selected stage.
- Choose a disease or medical condition that could possibly, or commonly, affect your individual. This could be anything ranging from diabetes to cirrhosis.
- Using the ABCDs of nutritional assessment, create a case study based on an actual client or patient. You can also make one up. Include the following in your case study:
- Be sure to include a list of common medications that may be used to treat your patient’s condition and identify potential herb/nutrient/drug interactions that may be relevant.
- Identify your client’s cultural background and give clues as to their socioeconomic status and psychosocial variables. For example, your patient may be a senior living alone on a fixed income or might be living in a nursing facility with reputed staff.
Here is a general example on how to use the ABCD’s of nutrition assessment.
Matthew Jones is a 12 year old boy living with his mother and 4 siblings in a rent controlled housing complex. He presents to the local clinic for evaluation for complaints of fatigue, increased thirst as well as polyuria (increased urination) for 1 week. His mother has noticed some weight loss.
Height: 5′ 10″ Weight: 126# Usual Body Weight 138# BMI: 18.1 (This is the A for Anthropometrics)
Lab data: Random Glucose 472. Hemoglobin A1C 13. (This is the B for Biochemical Tests)
Clinical Assessment: Matthew’s lips are dry and cracked. He appears pale. Complains of lethargy, headache, polyuria, polydipsia. (This is the C for Clinical Assessment)
Dietary Intake Analysis: Discuss dietary habits. (This is the D for dietary intake)The clinical data indicates a new onset of Type 1 diabetes.
At this point go on to discuss medications used to treat, potential problems with food/drug interactions. Address socioeconomic factors which may impact treatment.
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