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Mia Small, BSc, RGN, is clinical nurse specialist - nutrition, Barts and the London NHS Trust
A number of studies have examined the quality of life of patients with intestinal failure (Jeppesen et al, 1999; Richards and Irving, 1997). Common factors reported are feelings of anger, anxiety and depression resulting from a profound sense of loss.
Patients on Intravenous and Naso-gastric Nutrition Therapy