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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 51-58

Implementation of nutrition care process in nephrology practice: A mini review

1 Ashwini Kidney and Dialysis Centre Pvt Ltd, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Nephrology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Shatabdi Super Speciality Hospital, Nashik, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Dhananjay S Ookalkar
Ashwini Kidney and Dialysis Centre Pvt Ltd, Nagpur, 401 B, Neeti Gaurav Complex, Ramdaspeth, Nagpur - 440 022, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jrnm.jrnm_28_20

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The American academy of nutrition introduced the nutrition care process (NCP) in 2003. The introduction of nutrition care process has resulted in achievement of higher quality of care due to reduction in variance in nutrition care, better communication due to use of standardized language, help in outcome research.Although of immense benefit, its introduction and adaptation has been slow in India. Although of immense benefit, its introduction and adaptation has been slow in India. This article aims to introduce the concept of NCP and highlight the ways in which it has been implemented in other countries. It discusses the enablers and barriers to its implementation as seen in other countries and proposes a road map to its implementation in India. Going by the reviewed literature, the major steps which would facilitate the adaptation of NCP in India would be its endorsements by leading associations of nutritionists, its introduction in the syllabus of postgraduate studies of clinical nutrition in universities, the training of practicing nutritionists by regular workshops, and the introduction and integration of apps to carry out repetitive tasks in NCP implementations in patient care.

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