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Title: Evidenced-based practice in the management of malnutrition in an elderly patient: Case report
Authors: Oguntibeju, Oluwafemi Omoniyi 
Oguntibeju, F.F. 
Keywords: Malnutrition;Evidenced-based practice;Elderly person;Hospitalization;Dementia
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Academic journals
Abstract: Various medical fields are increasingly depending on evidence-based practice supported by scientific findings in the delivery of practices and services to their clients, and different health professionals are also advocating the integration of scientific-based evidence into day-to-day service provision. It is believed that evidence-based practice ensures that the best interventions are available and utilized in different settings (e.g hospitals); provides a road map for patients’ welfare; minimizes personal biases of staff and provides the ability to evaluate practices to ensure they meet agreed standards. It is upon this concept that this case report on our patient is based. The nutritional status of the patient and other factors were evaluated, reported and explanations supported by scientific evidence. It is our belief that this case report would provide an important insight into the role of evidenced-based practice in the management of malnutrition in an elderly patient.
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