Discussion 1.1 – Nursing Responsibilities
Analyze and discuss the nurse’s role in disease prevention
related to Nutrition. List at least 1 example of primary, secondary, and
Discussion 1.2 – Nutritional Influences
Describe and discuss medical and psychosocial factors that
can influence a clientâ€™s nutrition and nutrition education. List at least three
ways nurses can overcome barriers to nutrition education.
Discussion 2.1 – Fat Intake
What is the connection between increased fat intake and
Discussion 2.2 – Vegetarian diet
Explain a vegetarian diet and the nutritional concerns that
should be addressed with an individual following a vegetarian diet.
Discussion 3.1 – Major Minerals
Choose one major mineral and describe its function, where it
can be found , and the results of a deficiency or toxicity
Discussion 3.2 â€“ Homeostsis
Define energy homeostasis. Name two reasons the body needs
Discussion 4.1 – Nutritional Screening Options Menu: Forum
Nutritional screening for young children is extremely
important. Identify objective and subjective data that should be obtained
during the screening process.
Discussion 4.2 – Obesity Epidemic
Examine the obesity epidemic in the United States related to
the adolescent age-group. Discuss causes, complications, goals, and ways nurses
can help decrease the growing epidemic.
Discussion 5.1 – Foodborne Illness
Choose one foodborne illness. Explain the bacteria
conditions for growth and complicating factors.
Describe how to prevent transmission of foodborne illnesses.
Discussion 5.2 – Supplement Interaction
Explore supplements that are reported to interact with
medications. Choose one interaction and describe the drug and the effects.
Discussion 6.1 – Nutrient Delivery
Compare and Contrast enteral and parenteral nutrition.
Discussion 6.2 – Modified diet
Discuss the use of modified consistency diets. Describe the
characteristics, indications, and contraindications of each.
Discussion 7.1 â€“Diabetes
Develop a chart on DM Type I & II and Gestational
Diabetes. Be sure to include description, symptoms, treatment, and the
nutritional needs of each.
Discussion 7.2 – DASH diet
Describe the DASH diet. Develop a meal fitting the DASH plan
Discussion 8.1 – GI Disorders
Describe and discuss two disorders of the GI system or
accessory organs (liver, gallbladder, pancreas) that can affect nutritional
status. Discuss the nursing implications while caring for a patient with these
Discussion 8.2 – Compare and Contrast
Discuss at least three similarities and three differences
between Crohnâ€™s disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
Discussion 9.1 â€“ Prevention
Discuss the role of nutrition in cancer prevention. Name at
least 3 recommendations to decrease cancer risk.
Discussion 9.2 â€“ Malnutrition
Explain the effects of malnutrition in AIDS clients. List at
least two interventions to improve this condition.
Discussion 10.1 â€“ Assessment
Explain the goals of a nutritional assessment and screening
in the terminally ill. Why is this important to promote quality of life?
Discussion 10.2 â€“ Hypermetabolism
Explain Hypermetabolism and how it effects energy
expenditure. Why does this frequently occur in the critically ill? How is Hypermetabolism linked to protein