2007, Cilt 14, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 074-081
Nursing Care of the Patients with Malnutrition
Yard.Doç.Dr. Ümran DAL
Gazi Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Yüksek Okulu
Keywords: Malnutrition, nutritional disorders, enteral and parenteral nutrition, nursing care

Malnutrition, the most common nutritional disorder in the world, which affects a lot of organs and systems, is caused by insufficient intake of minerals, vitamins, carbonhydrates and proteins. The level of development, socio-cultural structure, and physiological and psychological factors do play an important role in eating disorders. Patients with malnutrition are in need of intensive nursing care. The holistic approach is crucial in nursing care. Nursing care includes the satisfaction of eating needs, education of the patient and his family, and the meeting of psychological needs.