A 7-year-old with cerebral palsy is hospitalized for complications. Before discharge, the patient's mother expresses concern over the child's ability to use utensils while eating. Which of the following people should be consulted to assist in patient care and education?

Occupational therapist


• An occupational therapist has specialized training to help patients adapt to their physical limitations in order to perform their activities of daily living.

Incorrect answers:

• A palliative care nurse is not needed for this patient problem.

• A dietician can recommend a diet plan to meet the patient's nutritional needs but cannot help the patient with activities of daily living.

• Physical therapists can help the child be more active and functional, but they cannot assist the child with feeding.

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