IS A STANDARD ORAL NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT RIGHT FOR ALL PATIENTS?
Abstract:This article from Catherine Rabess BSc (Hons) RD, highlights the importance of using specialist oral nutritional supplements when indicated, to suit the individual patient’s needs. Additionally, it explores assessment tools on how to identify this as early as possible in the patient’s journey.
CATHERINE RABESS BSC (HONS) RD
Catherine Rabess is an experienced registered dietitian specialising in gastroenterology and complex nutrition support. With a focus in functional gut disorders including IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), gastroparesis, coeliac disease, colorectal surgery, inflammatory bowel disease and pancreatitis. As well as undernutrition and enteral nutrition in the areas of bowel disease, neurological disabilities and conditions. Catherine has worked in the NHS and private practice, she has worked at East Surrey Hospital, St John’s and St Elizabeth. Recently, she has been appointed as manager of community nutrition and dietetic service in South West London.
Catherine is driven by her passion of diversifying nutrition and dietetics, taking pride in providing an individualised and holistic approach. Her goals include supporting her clients to optimise their nutritional status and improving their quality of life.