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Research Article  |   May 1986
Nutritional Support and the Occupational Therapist’s Role
Author Affiliations
  • Ilene G. Malamud, OTR/L, is Director of Occupational Therapy, Lake Shore Nursing Center, Chicago, IL 60626. At the time of this study, she was an occupational therapist at Grant Hospital, Chicago
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Research Article   |   May 1986
Nutritional Support and the Occupational Therapist’s Role
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1986, Vol. 40, 343-346. doi:10.5014/ajot.40.5.343
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1986, Vol. 40, 343-346. doi:10.5014/ajot.40.5.343
Abstract

Nutrition, although important, is often overlooked during hospitalization. At Grant Hospital of Chicago, a nutritional support team is trained in recognizing, assessing, and managing nutritional disorders. The occupational therapist member of this team works to enhance patients’ functional independence physically and emotionally. Knowledge of nutrition is necessary for all health professionals when dealing with the total person.