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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Pam B. Koob, PhD, RN, CCRN (University of Southern Indiana)
Description: This new nutrition book addresses the role of the nurse as healer in recognizing potential or actual nutritional problems. Topics include the importance of healing nutrition, the meaning of food, food and disease, basic nutritional needs, emotions and food, nutrition through the lifespan, new food facts, living foods, healing herbs, vegetarianism, juices and wines, controversies in nutrition, and effective dieting.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide useful and practical information about healing nutrition and teach nurses methods to prevent disease and maximize a productive life for themselves and their clients.
Audience: The target audience includes practicing nurses, students nurses, and their clients. Other individuals interested in nutrition would benefit from reading this book as well.
Features: The book is well written, with several useful illustrations and many case studies. The author writes clearly and succinctly, making the book easy to read and understand.
Assessment: This book on healing nutrition is a very good resource on nutrition for practicing nurses and student nurses. The overall layout and design of the book is easy to read and understand. Many case study examples demonstrate real-life issues and concerns, tying in the importance of food in each of our everyday lives. Each topic is rather briefly addressed, yet succinctly covered. The material in this book can be easily applied to nursing practice in counseling clients with potential or actual nutritional problems. This book is an asset to the nursing profession in the practice of holistic nursing.