Oncology Specialist Group - Palliative Care Sub Group - Parenteral nutrition in advanced cancer

Hosted by Palliative Care Sub-Group

Following on from the palliative care subgroup webinar in May 2022 on 'Parenteral nutrition in advanced cancer: Experience, decision-making and information needs', Jennifer McCracken will provide an update on the INPUT study (Information Needs around Parenteral nUTrition in cancer'. This qualitative study explored the information that both people with advanced cancer and carers need when making decisions to start and stop parenteral nutrition. Jennifer will reflect on conducting research in the palliative setting, as well as insights on the factors which affect healthcare professionals’ decision making around parenteral nutrition in advanced cancer.

Prior to the webinar the BDA Oncology Specialist Group AGM will be held.

The webinar will be hosted on MS Teams.


Jennifer McCracken, BSc (Hons), PGCert, Senior Specialist Dietitian, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

Jennifer has worked as an oncology specialist dietitian since 2011. She has recently completed her Predoctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship supported by Health Education England and the National Institute for Health and Care Research. Jennifer’s research interests include palliative care, complex decision-making and improving experience for people with advanced cancer and their carers. Jennifer is lead researcher of the INPUT study (Information Needs around Parenteral nUTrition in cancer). This study aims to explore the information that people with advanced cancer need to make decisions around starting and stopping parenteral nutrition, as well as the information needs of their carers. Jennifer is chair of the Palliative Care Subgroup of the BDA Oncology group and a member of the malignant bowel obstruction working group.

The webinar is free for Oncology specialist group members only.

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