This resource has been developed for you by the RCN and is designed to offer you support in your delivery of appropriate end of life care alongside your existing training, with a particular focus on nutrition and hydration.
The resource is for any registered nurse, student nurse, health care assistant (HCA) or assistant practitioner working in any healthcare setting or specialism. The aim is to give you an understanding of your role when it comes to meeting the nutritional and hydration needs of people with life limiting illnesses. You can work through this resource at your own pace either all at once, or by one of the “bite sized” pieces of learning whenever it is convenient for you.
CPD online learning on general nutritional needs is relevant to the whole nursing team. This learning area provides information on nutritional care in all settings. You can also use this area assess your understanding of nutrition and hydration.
After completing all of the sections in 'Supporting people’s nutritional needs' you should be able to: