Nutrition plays an important and changing role throughout our lives. Food and drink reminds us of time spent with loved ones and provides physical pleasure and relief from hunger and thirst. It’s not uncommon for a person approaching death to find food and drink less important.
The patient should eat what they desire without feeling forced or guilty. It is important to remember that eating and drinking less is part of the natural process of dying.
The patient may experience any or all of the following:
The OSF Hospice dietician: