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Interprofessional Geriatric Oncology 3: The Older Adult Oncology Patient and Nutrition

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Learning Resource Type: 
Other Intended Learner Audiences: 
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Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

Nutrition for the older adult with cancer needs to be assessed in a comprehensive manner to promote quality of life. An interprofessional approach should be used for nutrition management. This module examines nutrition in the older adult with cancer in regards to nutritional assessment, risk factors, proper oral care, tips and support in managing nutrition effectively.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Utilize oral and nutritional assessments.
  • Describe the goals of nutritional therapy during chemotherapy.
  • Discuss physiologic conditions related to nutrition in the older adult with cancer.
  • Recognize the effect of these conditions on the nutritional status of the patient.
  • Identify nutritional needs and dietary preferences.
  • Discuss nutritional supplements.
  • Understand the benefits/drawbacks of nutrition and hydration at the end of life.
  • State pharmacologic interventions and vitamin and mineral supplements for end of life care.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Technical Requirements and Notes:

This learning module uses Adobe Flash media and may require you to add a browser "plug-in" in order to display properly. Most computers already have this free plug-in installed. But, if yours does not, it is very easy to download and install. Try the module first because the software is "smart" enough to detect the Flash player. If the module doesn't begin, you will be automatically prompted to download the plug-in.

The module contains links to external websites which will open in a new browser window. Your browser's back button will not return to the module, so these new windows should be closed.

In order to track your progress, you must create an account and fill out a brief demographic profile. Once the profile has been created, you can log directly into the course.

Date posted: 
Fri, 09/28/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 09/28/2012
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Suggested Citation:
, and . Interprofessional Geriatric Oncology 3: The Older Adult Oncology Patient and Nutrition. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/762

Interprofessional Geriatric Oncology 1: Risk Assessment Treatment Options in Older Adults with Cancer

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Learning Resource Type: 
Other Intended Learner Audiences: 
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

Sixty percent of new cancers are diagnosed in patients 65 years and older. Cancer is the leading cause of death for men and women age 60-79. Healthcare professionals are making strides in addressing this issue through comprehensive risk assessments and exams to identify the issue early; as well as provide the patient with treatment options for care. This module examines geriatric oncology, assessments and treatment options for older adults with cancer.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  1. Provide a geriatric perspective on cancer care
  2. Discuss the importance of individual risk assessment for cancer treatment options
  3. Discuss decision-making points for older adults with cancer and the cultural factors that influence decision-making.
  4. Recognize the legal and ethical concepts that influence health professionals ability to assist in decision-making with patients and families.
  5. Discuss the physiologic effects of cancer and cancer treatment on the nutritional status of older adults and provide methods to assess and offer nutritional support
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Technical Requirements and Notes:

This learning module uses Adobe Flash media and may require you to add a browser "plug-in" in order to display properly. Most computers already have this free plug-in installed. But, if yours does not, it is very easy to download and install. Try the module first because the software is "smart" enough to detect the Flash player. If the module doesn't begin, you will be automatically prompted to download the plug-in.

The module contains links to external websites which will open in a new browser window. Your browser's back button will not return to the module, so these new windows should be closed.

In order to track your progress, you must create an account and fill out a brief demographic profile. Once the profile has been created, you can log directly into the course.

Date posted: 
Wed, 08/01/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 08/01/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , and . Interprofessional Geriatric Oncology 1: Risk Assessment Treatment Options in Older Adults with Cancer. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/762
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