Home enteral tube feeding for adults with a learning disability

Source:
SCIE Social Care Online
Publisher:
British Dietetic Association
Publication date:
01 January 2008

Abstract

This guidance is formulated as a 'consensus statement' intended to inform and support dieticians who care for adults with learning disabilities but who might lack specialist learning within this area. It is based on the results of a systematic review of literature on this topic and the views of a service users advisory group set up for this project. The guidance covers decision making and the role of consent, meeting the client's needs and relevant training and educational requirements. Where necessary it makes reference to government policy and professional regulations of which dieticians should be aware.