Olfaction in Palliative Care Patients

Authored by: Sagit Shushan , Arkadi Yakirevitch

Handbook of Nutrition and Diet in Palliative Care

Print publication date:  July  2019
Online publication date:  July  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138064072
eBook ISBN: 9781315160627
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315160627-17

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Abstract

Olfactory dysfunction is observed in different groups of palliative care patients. It can alter food choices and intake and subsequently exacerbate disease states. Its negative influence on quality of life was also repeatedly demonstrated.

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