Ilene G. Malamud; Nutritional Support and the Occupational Therapist’s Role. Am J Occup Ther 1986;40(5):343-346. doi: 10.5014/ajot.40.5.343.
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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.
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