Dignity in care

Dignity factors - Eating and nutritional care

Providing a choice of nutritious, appetising meals, that meet the needs and choices of individuals, and support with eating where needed.

Mealtimes aren't just about the food we eat. It's about who you eat it with, where you sit, is it comfortable?

Eating and nutritional care in practice

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What others are doing – Ideas you could use

These practice examples are self-reported and have not been evaluated.

Care Quality Commission - what the regulator says

The CQC is the independent regulator for health and social care services. They have set out Essential Standards of Quality and Safety (CQC, 2010) for all those registered to provide health and social care services. There are 28 outcomes relating to the different aspects of care provision.

Eating and nutritional care and dignity - key points from policy and research

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