Complete Guide to Nutrition in Primary Care / Edition 1

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The globalization process is pervasive, bringing a range of pressures to bear on firms and workers. This volume presents a series of cutting-edge essays, investigating the ways in which firms and workers are adjusting to globalization. Written by leading researchers in the field, the essays address such issues as: outsourcing; the productivity effects of entry to export markets; job losses and wage insurance; and the protection of intellectual property. Together, they provide important insights into the microeconomic effects of globalization and highlight key issues for policy makers." the aim of this book is to assist PAs and all primary care clinicians as they incorporate nutrition into routine patient care. the book will cover nutrition assessment and therapy for the most common medical conditions seen in the primary care setting. With the epidemic of obesity and its associated consequences, including heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and cancer, clinicians need to be able to assess and counsel patients about their diet and lifestyles on a daily basis. Despite this need, however, nutrition education has been lacking in medical schools and residency programs. the result- most PAs (all primary care practioners) who treat patients every day are inadequately trained in nutrition, and lack the information their patients want and need. Studies also document that patients want their practioners to advise them about nutrition therapy, vitamin and mineral use, information on popular weight loss diets, and "natural" weight loss supplements. the Complete Guide to Nutrition in Primary Care will provide the necessary tools to accomplish this training, allowing primary care practitioners to provide up-to-date, practical information to their patients. An accompanying website will support the book with downloadable tools and patient education materials. The aim of this book is to assist PAs and all primary care clinicians as they incorporate

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Kristina L Penniston, PhD, RD (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health)
Description: In this book, the authors bring to bear their collective experience in educating clinicians about the importance of nutrition for preventing and managing disease. The book is unique in that it not only provides factual and scientifically sound nutrition information but also strategies to incorporate nutrition therapy into practice. Appendixes list food sources of many of nutrients that are most often deficient in the diet, a section contains review questions, and a good index competes the book.
Purpose: Designed as a reference, the purpose of the book is to serve as a common-sense nutrition resource for practicing clinicians. Given that nutrition education of non-nutrition clinicians is minimal at best, the book is much needed.
Audience: It is written for medical professionals of all types. The authors are a credible team as Dr. Deen has long been involved in training physicians on nutrition and health and Dr. Hark, a registered dietitian, has extensive experience in nutrition counseling.
Features: Specific sections on the most common diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, GI disorders, as well as on less common diseases, provide essential nutrition information. Unique feature are the additional sections devoted to implementing structural changes in the primary care setting to include nutrition screening and assessment. While information on vitamins, minerals, and even basic nutrition therapy for patients with various diseases is available in many other books, the authors here make a unique contribution by going further and providing primary care practitioners with practical information about such things as reimbursement for nutrition-related problems, medical coding, assessing patients' barriers to adherence to nutrition therapy, prioritizing nutrition interventions, and specific suggestions for helping patients change their behaviors. Additionally, the chapter on supplements and alternative nutrition therapies provides a useful starting point for practitioners who may wish to learn more about such therapies.
Assessment: This book should find a place on the shelves of primary care clinicians who take nutrition seriously. While the authors provide encouragement to clinicians to conduct nutrition screening and assessment of their patients, they also note the unique contributions that registered dietitians can make in the provision of medical nutrition therapy for prevention and management of chronic disease.
From the Publisher
“This work is intended for practicing primary physicians,nurses, and those going into these fields. It is meant as a generaloverview for those who need to include a routine nutritionassessment into their patients' visits. It would be a welcomeaddition in health care collections.” (American ReferenceBooks Annual, Vol. 39 (2008))

"Due for release in July, this guide arms health professionalsand consumers with nutritional information for preventingobesity-related diseases. Essential for expanding knowledge andresearch into preventative medicine." (Optimum Nutrition, Summer2007)

“The authors note…the unique contributions thatregistered dietitians can make in the…prevention andmanagement of chronic disease.”
(Doodys Review)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405104746
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/1/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Darwin Deen, MD, MS Professor of Clinical Family and SocialMedicine, Department of Family and Social Medicine, Albert EinsteinCollege of Medicine, New York.

A board certified family physician, Dr Deen also holds agraduate degree in Human Nutrition and has been teaching nutritionfor more than 25 years. He is the author of numerous papers inpeer-reviewed journals and has served as a journal contributingeditor and manuscript reviewer for family medicine and nutritionjournals.

Lisa Hark, PhD, RD Director, Nutrition Education andPrevention Program, University of Pennsylvania School ofMedicine.

She is the editor of the popular nutrition textbook, MedicalNutrition & Disease, 3rd edition. She has broad experiencein teaching nutrition to physicians and medical students and is anationally known medical nutrition educator.

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Table of Contents




Section 1 Nutrition as preventive medicine.

1 Nutrition and the primary care clinician: Darwin Deen (AlbertEinstein College of Medicine) and Katherine Margo.

2 Changing the office culture to make it work: Arlo Kahn andJane White.

3 Methods of weight control: Cathy Nonas and Jennifer Williamsand Valentine J Burroughs.

Section 2 Nutrition through the life-cycle.

4 Growing up healthy: Susan Konek and Diane Barsky.

5 Feeding the mother-to-be: James M Nicholson and CatherineSullivan and Morghan B Holt.

6 Staying healthy in later life: Connie Watkins Bales and HeidiK White.

Section 3 Improving health by changing diet and lifestylebehaviors.

7 Dyslipidemia, hypertension and metabolic syndrome: FrancesBurke and Philippe Szapary.

8 Diabetes, pre-diabetes and hypoglycemia: Marion J Franz andRichard Wender.

9 Gastrointestinal disorders: Marianne Aloupis and ThomasFaust.

10 Everything else: Marion Vetter and Katherine Chauncey.

Section 4 Vitamins, minerals, supplements and alternativenutrition.

11 Vitamins: Randee Silverman and Jeremy Brauer.

12 Minerals: Randee Silverman and Jeremy Brauer.

13 Dietary and nutritional supplements: Joel S Edman andElizabeth Horvitz.

14 Considering the alternatives: Benjamin Kligler and Joel SEdman and Mary Beth Augustine.

Section 5 Successful changes to the environment.

15 It’s all about changing behaviors: Darwin Deen (AlbertEinstein College of Medicine) and Alice Fornari.

16 Community counts: Kathryn M Kolasa.

17 Cultural considerations: Kim M Gans and Charles B Eaton.


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