COVID-19 has dramatically altered the provision of healthcare around the world. Necessity has accelerated the prior widespread interest in the delivery of healthcare when patient and provider are physically distant. There is little information, however, about the perspectives and activities of registered dietitians and their international equivalents regarding the use of TeleNutrition in clinical practice.
The Global TeleNutrition Consortium is a voluntary, non-funded group of practicing and academic dietitians and physicians initiated in 2020. We are interested to know how dietitians and other health professionals completed nutrition assessments and provided nutrition care when not in the same room as their patients, i.e., using TeleNutrition.
TeleNutrition refers to the full spectrum of technology used to deliver the Nutrition Care Process, including emails, audio (phone), and video interactions.