Nutrition therapy is a critical intervention in the continuation of vital functions for patients whose nutritional needs cannot be met via normal nutrition. In recent years, thanks to the developments in medicine and technology, enteral and parenteral nutrition has been widely used. Nutrition therapy requires good care and teamwork at the beginning, treatment process and termination stages. The aim of this review is to provide information in line with the current literature on the issues of nutritional care practices, about which nurses working in nutrition units in Turkey are often curious. In addition, this review aims to raise awareness about the duties and responsibilities of nurses in nutritional therapy, who are members of the nutritional support team.

Keywords: Enteral nutrition, nursing, nutritional care, parenteral nutrition

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Uzunoğlu K, Kesik G, Suluhan D, Akçay K. Frequently Asked Questions and Current Answers to the KEPAN Nursing Study Group by Nutrition Nurses Working in Turkey. Clin Sci Nutr. 2022;4(2):61-65. doi:10.5152/ClinSciNutr.2022.220531