Nutrition for Patients with Cancer or HIV/AIDS
5. The client asks what foods she can eat for protein because meat tastes “rotten” to her.
Which of the following would be the nurse’s best response?
a. Cheese omelet, cold chicken sandwich, shrimp salad
b. Vegetable soup, pulled-pork sandwich, meatloaf with gravy
c. Spaghetti with meatballs, tacos, peanut butter and jelly sandwich
d. Hot dogs, hamburgers, vegetable pizza
6. A client asks if it is okay to drink nutrition formulas in place of eating solid food
because it seems to be the only thing she tolerates. Which of the following is the
nurse’s best response?
a. “Nutrition formulas are okay to use as a supplement in your diet, but they do not
provide enough nutrition to use them in place of a meal.”
b. “Nutrition formulas are rich in nutrients and can be used in place of meals if they
are what you are able to tolerate best.”
c. “It is fine to rely on nutritional supplements but vary the brand to ensure you are
getting adequate nutrition.”
d. “Nutrition formulas generally are too high in calories and protein to use in place of
7. Which statement indicates the client with HIV needs further instruction about healthy
a. “Eating fat increases my chances of getting fat around my middle, so I am trying to
choose all nonfat or low-fat food.”
b. “Eating carbs makes insulin resistance worse, so I am eating a very-lowcarbohydrate diet.”
c. “Protein is the most important nutrient, so I am eating extra red meat at
d. “Monounsaturated fats in olive oil, canola oil, nuts, and avocado are healthiest.
I am eating more of them and less of other types of fats.”
8. When should nutrition become part of the care plan for a client with HIV?
a. Before the onset of symptoms
b. When the client begins to lose weight
c. After an acute episode of illness
d. When weight loss is more than 5% of initial weight
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