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Nutritional support for patients with cancer: from screening to prehabilitation

  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Duration: 02 hrs
  • Level: Qualified nurses, Students
  • Last updated: 2022

This learning module explores the importance of nutritional support for patients with cancer as part of their assessment and treatment plan. The module examines the role of nurses in screening patients and identifying malnutrition using nutritional screening tools. It also introduces the concept of prehabilitation and how it can improve patient health, quality of life and treatment outcomes.


This educational module has been sponsored by Abbott (UK-N/A-2200007. Date of preparation: February 2022). The recommendations for practice that have been expressed are those of the author, and not necessarily those of Abbott.

Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to

Julia McAdam, Lead lung cancer clinical nurse specialist, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, England.



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