In what ways might the pain medication she is taking affect her nutrition status?
Consider the nutrition problems that may develop in a 36 years old woman with a malignant brain tumor that affects her ability to move the right side of her body including the tongue and to speak coherently. She is taking a pain medication that makes her nauseated and sleepy. Her expected survival time is only about six months.(1) if she is right handed, how might her impairment interfere with eating? What suggestions do you have for overcoming the problem?(2) how might her nutrition status be affected by her inability to communicate effectively? What suggestions may hep?(3) in what ways might the pain medication she is taking affect her nutrition status?