Proper Hospital Nutrition as a Human Right

Clin Nutr. 2004 Apr; 23(2):135-7. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2004.01.014.
Kondrup J.


ESPEN is strongly encouraging the national societies to implement the resolution on Food and Nutritional Care in Hospitals, as adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in November 2003. The Committee of Ministers is the decision-making body of the Council, consisting of the foreign ministers of the member countries, or their ambassadors. The main aims of the Council are to reinforce democracy, human rights and the rule of law and to develop common responses to political, social, cultural and legal challenges, based on the Declaration of Human Rights from 1948. The Council of Europe also hosts the European Court of Human Rights in which cases concerning human rights can be raised against a state by individuals, associations or other contracting states.

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Reference work for leading, current and selected literature in the field of clinical nutrition

Publications on clinical nutrition have grown steadily in recent years and the scientific evidence has been improved by numerous observational as well as intervention studies. Various umbrella organisations, such as the Swiss Society for Clinical Nutrition (GESKES), the German Society for Nutritional Medicine (DGEM) or the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) publish guidelines on nutrition in various clinical situations at regular intervals. Thus, a large amount of literature is available for evidence-based nutritional medicine.

The NutriBib aims to filter out authoritative publications in the various fields of nutritional medicine and thus to provide an overview of the abundance of literature. A large number of experienced nutrition experts contributed to the selection of relevant sources and allow a broadly based selection. Nevertheless, the literature selection cannot be considered exhaustive. Specific literature can be found by entering search words (using the magnifying glass at the top right) or by searching the table of contents.

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List of abbreviations

DGEM German Society for Nutritional Medicine (German Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährungsmedizin)
GESKES  Swiss Society for Clinical Nutrition (German Gesellschaft für klinische Ernährung der Schweiz) 
ESPEN European Society of Clinicl Nutrition and Metabolism