Food and nutrition are topics that often go unnoticed in hospitals, yet the length of time a patient spends in a hospital and the cost of the stay is linked to the patient’s nutritional status. Thus, promotion of good nutritional care in hospitals is essential in order to provide good quality care. Unfortunately, there are barriers and challenges that impede good nutritional care. Such barriers consist of lack of sufficient education in nutrition among staff in hospitals, lack of cooperation amongst staff, and lack of involvement by stakeholders or the hospital administration. There is an increasing gap between knowledge and practice given that there are few lessons that address nutrition-related topics in a physician’s education. Healthcare practitioners encounter various nutrition-related issues in their practice and often times do not have a high level of confidence to address such issues. Nutrition is Life believes that a hospital should have interdisciplinary education and collaboration integrated and maintained so that patients receive the proper information, with regards to nutrition and dietary needs. Nutrition is Life strives to provide an environment that consists of interdisciplinary education and interprofessional collaboration in nutrition. Nutrition is Life will incorporate a workplace wellness environment for clinical healthcare professionals to foster a nutrition-related atmosphere. Nutrition is Life will also foster an educational background focused on nutrition in clinical healthcare professionals through training, workshops, and an online platform that enables communication amongst all clinical healthcare professionals.
|Commitee:||Sinay, Tony, Erlyana, Erlyana|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/2(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Health care management|
|Keywords:||Nutritional care, Hospitals, Physician's education|
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