This case is of interest to dietitians, chaplains, social workers, radiation therapists, speech therapists, and respiratory therapists.
A medical vocabulary, cachexia, dysphagia, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), loss/depression, nutritional needs, oral care. The user should also be able to classify obese patients and tobacco users.
This case helps the user appreciate the complexity of needs that a tumor in the esophagus creates, and appreciate the need for multidisciplinary team approach.
Anticipatory grief, cachexia, esophageal cancer, invasive tumors, malnutrition, metastasis, nutritional support, quality of life, staging of malignant disease, supportive care, and treatment for cancer.