Dietetic Case Study Examples

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A short, one-page study on a patient with CHF exacerbation and uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.  This case study reviews disease state, medications and appropriate nutrition therapy.  Please click the file icon to the left to view the entire study.
Eat Well, Live Well
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Eat Well, Live Well is a short PowerPoint presentation reviewing the benefits of a low salt, low trans-fat diet and how it may improve heart health.  I presented this alongside the hospital chef's cooking demonstration to promote heart health amongst the hospital employees.  It was a great experience and a lot of fun to do!
Maria's major case study focused on a patient admitted with a perforated duodenal ulcer and ultimately required parenteral nutrition support.  This case study show cases the medical and nutrition therapy in addition to a case discussion on the role of the RD in similar cases.
Maria's abstract, "One Intern's Experience:  The Benefit of Hospital Employee Wellness Programs" was accepted to both the Washington, D.C and Maryland State Annual AND meetings.  The research was conducted during Maria's clinical rotation at a community hospital in Baltimore, MD.  Click here to view in html format.
Pediatric Diabetes Case Study
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Maria spent two weeks at a National Pediatric Hospital in DC.  She was tasked with assessing and following a patient and writing and presenting a case study on the patient.  This case study is presented on a pediatric patient presenting with uncontrolled Type 1 Diabetes.  Maria examines the psychosocial effects on glucose control in the pediatric population.
Nutrition Myths of 2012
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Maria co-created this short ppt presentation on multiple nutrition myths and fad diets from 2012.  Reviews 10 different diets/fads and how and why they are untrue.  Used as a staff education tool.
Maria co-created this trans-fat handout during her rotation at Food and Friends.  This handout explains the basics of trans fat and was delivered to Food and Friends clients.
Arthritis and Nutrition
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Maria created this Arthritis Nutrition: Myths and Facts during her rotation at the Maryland state aging office.  This handout was delivered to all senior participants on Meals On Wheels of Montgomery County.  It provides education on arthritis and reviews some myths and facts about arthritis diets.
The text version of the below podcast on How-To:  Meatless Mondays. 
A short 4 minute podcast on how to begin implementing a Meatless Monday into your routine.  Maria reviews tips and educational resources on how to begin eating vegetarian one night a week.
Blogging 101: PowerPoint
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Maria co-created a How-To educational presentation and accompanying handout on creating and maintaining a blog.  This presentation reviews key points plus tips and suggestions for successfully beginning and keeping a professional blog.  Maria was asked to present this topic at the Long Term Care DPG Annual Meeting in 2013.
How To Set Up A Blog: Handout
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The accompanying "How-To Set Up a Blog" handout to the above powerpoint presentation.
Maria and her internship partner were tasked with creating 3 "wellness walls" for a large state university's food service employees.  Maria helped co-create nutrition, cooking and physical activity tips in both English and Spanish that were posted on a staffroom bulletin board.  These wellness walls focused on "Healthy Eating on a Budget."
Table Tent Wellness Ads 1
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Maria created general wellness advertisements for table tents to encourage wellness for student's at a large university.  Each dining table has a table tent that holds 3 advertisements - one always focusing on health and wellness.
Table Ten Wellness Ads 2
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Another general wellness advertisement for table tents to encourage student's to visit the Farmers Market on campus.  The market runs from April to November every year.  Students are able to purchase local produce organic meats, pastries and more.  Click here to view the University of Maryland's Farmer's Market website.

List of contributors, ix

Preface, xvii

Online resources, xix

PART I 1 Model and process for nutrition and dietetic practice 3

2 Nutrition care process terminology (NCPT) 8

3 Record keeping 12

4 Assessment 16

PART II Case studies

1 Veganism 25

2 Older person – ethical dilemma 28

3 Older person 31

4 Learning disabilities: Prader–Willi syndrome 34

5 Freelance practice 39

6 Public health – weight management 41

7 Public health – learning disabilities 48

8 Public health – calorie labelling on menus 52

9 Genetics and hyperlipidaemia 55

10 Intestinal failure 59

11 Irritable bowel syndrome 62

12 Liver disease 66

13 Renal disease 69

14 Renal – black and ethnic minority 72

15 Motor neurone disease/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 75

16 Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalopathy 78

17 Refsum’s disease 81

18 Adult phenylketonuria 83

19 Osteoporosis 86

20 Eating disorder associated with obesity 90

21 Forensic mental health 92

22 Food allergy 97

23 HIV/AIDS 102

24 Type 1 diabetes mellitus 106

25 Type 2 diabetes mellitus – Kosher diet 111

26 Type 2 diabetes mellitus – private patient 114

27 Gestational diabetes mellitus 117

28 Polycystic ovary syndrome 121

29 Obesity – specialist management 125

30 Obesity – Prader–Willi syndrome 131

31 Bariatric surgery 136

32 Stroke and dysphagia 140

33 Hypertension 143

34 Coronary heart disease 146

35 Haematological cancer 150

36 Head and neck cancer 153

37 Critical care 157

38 Traumatic brain injury 160

39 Spinal cord injury 164

40 Burns 167

41 Telehealth and cystic fibrosis 170

Case studies’ answers

1 Veganism 173

2 Older person-ethical dilemma 177

3 Older person 180

4 Learning disabilities: Prader–Willi syndrome 183

5 Freelance practice 186

6 Public health – weight management 189

7 Public health – learning disabilities 193

8 Public health – calorie labelling on menus 197

9 Genetics and hyperlipidaemia 199

10 Intestinal failure 205

11 Irritable bowel syndrome 207

12 Liver disease 210

13 Renal disease 216

14 Renal – black and ethnic minority 221

15 Motor neurone disease/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 224

16 Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalopathy 227

17 Refsum’s disease 230

18 Adult phenylketonuria 233

19 Osteoporosis 236

20 Eating disorder associated with obesity 238

21 Forensic mental health 242

22 Food allergy 245

23 HIV/AIDS 248

24 Type 1 diabetes mellitus 251

25 Type 2 diabetes mellitus – Kosher diet 254

26 Type 2 diabetes mellitus – private patient 257

27 Gestational diabetes mellitus 261

28 Polycystic ovary syndrome 266

29 Obesity – specialist management 269

30 Obesity – Prader–Willi syndrome 272

31 Bariatric surgery 276

32 Stroke and dysphagia 283

33 Hypertension 285

34 Coronary heart disease 287

35 Haematological cancer 290

36 Head and neck cancer 296

37 Critical care 302

38 Traumatic brain injury 307

39 Spinal cord injury 312

40 Burns 315

41 Telehealth and cystic fibrosis 317

Appendices

A1 Dietary reference values 323

A2 Weights and measures 328

A3 Dietary data 335

A4 Body mass index 342

A5 Anthropometric and functional data 346

A6 Predicting energy requirements 352

A7 Clinical chemistry 353

Index 361

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