ONC Program Course 3: Integrative Metabolic Oncology Nutrition During Cancer Care
Foods to avoid and proven nutrition therapy approaches to employ during conventional treatments
During this course students will gain insight into how to use nutrition to support their clients as they go through conventional medical treatments including chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. Students will learn foods to avoid and nutrition therapy approaches to employ depending on type of treatment in order to avoid interactions and enhance quality of life. End of life discussions are also presented along with self-care strategies for the ONC. This course details the principles, goals, and scope of practice in Oncology Nutrition Therapy. It includes the practical application of methods used by practitioners in performing and recording a proper client intake, evaluation, assessment, and intervention plan. Understanding specific terminology and protocols used in conventional medical settings is contrasted with those used in holistic settings. The overview, development, and refinement of intake forms are key course elements, in addition to understanding and practicing the SOAP note documentation format. Creating an appropriate nutrition plan for the client is crystalized.
The Oncology Nutrition Institute is dedicated to providing the most up to date education for providers and the public on the topic of nutrition and it's relation to the cancer process.