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9.4.3-Step 3-Set Goals

Step 3-Set Goals

Set and document realistic and measurable goals, outline aims to achieve these goals and  identify the end point of treatment:

  • Minimise losses, e.g. minimise weight loss during catabolism such as cancer
  • Maintain nutritional status, e.g. prevent further weight loss, maintain BMI ≥20kg/m2
  • Improve nutritional status, e.g. 0.5kg weight gain per week to achieve a target weight or BMI, evidence of wound healing
  • Improve quality of life for those in the last few weeks of life