This panel discussion includes questions such as: In a prehabilitation service what screening tools should we use to assess nutritional risk? What tools are there related to patient self management? What advice would you give a patient about cannabis smoking cessation? Should denial of surgical procedures be used as a motivator for lifestyle change? Can the questions used in interventions sometimes be open to misinterpretation by patients? How do we assess and treat sleep disorders? If not a psychologist, what team members might handle psychological behaviour change? Does immunonutrition work? Are there sensitive approaches to addressing weight loss, physical activity and diet that the panel reccomend?
Panel discussion chaired by Sandy Jack and Daniel Santa Mina, featuring, David Yates, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at York Teaching Hospital, Chloe Grimmett, National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) post-doctoral Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow for the Macmillan Survivorship Research Group at the University of Southampton, Chris Snowden, Consultant Anaesthetist, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne and Senior lecturer at the Institute of Cellular Medicine at Newcastle University, Chelsia Gillis, Registered Dietitian, Canadian Vanier Scholar, and PhD Candidate in Epidemiology at the University of Calgary, Canada, she is leading the first prehabilitation program for colorectal surgery in Alberta.