Issues and Choices in Clinical Nutrition Practice / Edition 1

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Written by eminent authorities in nutrition and dietetics, this unique text explores controversial and challenging issues that dietitians must deal with in clinical practice. Topics addressed include the economics of dietetic patient care. the dietetic professional's role on the healthcare team, the impact of emerging sciences on nutrition practice,and international nutritional guidelines. The book encourages students and practitioners to reevaluate the dietitian's role and examine viewpoints that vary from traditional approaches in nutrition practice.

Issues to Ponder boxes provide interesting questions and topics for further exploration and discussion. More than 95 graphs and tables illustrate key concepts and synthesize important information.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Karen R Kritsch, PhD, RD (University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics)
Description: This book highlights current and emerging issues that nutritionists face in clinical practice. The information is well organized into four sections which examine a nutritionist's role in healthcare, clinical practice issues, evidence-based practice, and global nutrition standards and guidelines.
Purpose: The purpose is to raise awareness of issues and controversies in clinical nutrition practice and to foster growth through critical thinking in relation to current practices. The authors accomplish this by identifying key issues facing nutritionists in clinical practice and selecting chapter contributors who can offer the most current perspectives and share valuable resources. The four sections flow together to meet these worthy objectives.
Audience: Although written for nutrition practitioners in any setting and students with a good knowledge base in nutrition, this book will also provide nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals interested in nutrition with an understanding of multidisciplinary approaches to advance healthcare. The editors are well known in the nutrition field and have selected contributors that represent the best in their specialties.
Features: One of the strengths of this book is that it covers a range of issues that encompass professional opportunities and leads into motivational education in science-based practice, critical thinking, and current practice theory and applications. It includes real-life issues in the dietetic professional's role, addressing leadership, career laddering and advancement, and options in clinical nutrition occupations. The layout is reader friendly and each chapter contains valuable tables, figures, and references to recent tools and theories of practice as well as a special insert with Issues to Ponder.
Assessment: This book gives an insightful description of the current issues facing clinical nutrition practitioners and provides vision and motivation. Its strength stems from a wise selection of contributors (practice dietitians, research dietitians, medical doctors, pharmacists, and nurses) with various perspectives and expertise. The book is unique in that it fosters a critical thinking approach and presents key tools in practice, or references to such. Readers gain a sense of the responsibility and an understanding of the nutrition discipline without feeling a sense of burden, despite the authors' clear emphasis on the controversies and challenges in the field. As an advanced clinical nutrition practitioner, I see this book as one of a kind. It addresses the real-life, day-to-day concerns in job performance and satisfaction and extends into a motivational text that teaches science-based practice and best practices. It is clearly written and easier to read than the standard textbook, uses a nice layout, and provides relevant resources and tools.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781748469
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 6/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480

Table of Contents

PART I The Dietetics Professional's Role in the Healthcare Setting

  • CHAPTER 1 An Overview of the Dietetics Professional's Training and Opportunities in Healthcare
  • CHAPTER 2 Dietetics Education: Past, Present, and Future
  • CHAPTER 3 Advanced-Level and Specialty Practice: How Necessary or Beneficial Are They for Practitioners?
  • CHAPTER 4 The Economics of Dietetic Patient Care
  • CHAPTER 5 Development of the Dietetics Professional's Role as a Member of a Healthcare Team
  • CHAPTER 6 Is the Dietetics Professional an Equal Player on the Healthcare Team?
  • CHAPTER 7 Global Dietetics Issues
  • PART II Clinical Practice Issues: an Evidence-Based Perspective

  • CHAPTER 8 Nutrition Screening in Acute Care
  • CHAPTER 9 Nutrition Assessment
  • CHAPTER 10 Measuring Nutrient Intake: Are the Tools Valid for Clinical Practice and/or Research?
  • CHAPTER 11 Conducting Research in a Clinical Practice Setting
  • CHAPTER 12 Informatics in the New Healthcare Environment
  • PART III Effects of Emerging Science and Controversies on Dietetics Practice

  • CHAPTER 13 Genetics, Nutritional Genomics, and Dietetics Practice: What the Dietetics Professional Should Know
  • CHAPTER 14 Hypertension and Clinical Nutrition Practice
  • CHAPTER 15 Nutrition and Coronary Artery Disease
  • CHAPTER 16 Obesity: The Challenge for the Healthcare Professional
  • CHAPTER 17 Nutritional Approaches to Diabetes Mellitus
  • CHAPTER 18 Emerging Issues in Cancer Care and Nutrition
  • CHAPTER 19 Food-Drug Interactions
  • CHAPTER 20 Issues with Alternative/Complementary Nutrition Therapies: Their Role in Clinical Practices
  • PART IV International Tables and Global Nutrition Standards and Guidelines

  • CHAPTER 21 Implementing Nutrient-Based Recommendations and Dietary Guidelines
  • CHAPTER 22 Global Nutrient Recommendations and Food-Based Dietary Guidelines: Tables

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