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Medical Nutrition and Disease

Medical Nutrition and Disease

by Gail Morrison, Lisa Hark
     
 
Nutrition assessment and management of patients is a vital aspect of everyday medical practice. At last here is a book created for medical, dietetic and nursing students that fucses on the basics of nutrition and the nutritional implications of disease. Co-authored by a physician and a registered dietitian, Medical Nutrition and Disease synthesises the science

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Nutrition assessment and management of patients is a vital aspect of everyday medical practice. At last here is a book created for medical, dietetic and nursing students that fucses on the basics of nutrition and the nutritional implications of disease. Co-authored by a physician and a registered dietitian, Medical Nutrition and Disease synthesises the science of nutrition with the clinical aspects of medicine. Because nutrition crosses over many disciplines, each chapter and case has been co-written by a specialist in a different field of medicine and dietetics. This integrated, cased-based approach offers a ocmplete perspective on the medical and nutritional implications of various clinical scenarios, with an emphasis on management of disease and prevention. With more than 75 multiple-choice questions and answers and 19 clinical cases, it is ideal for students who want to read and prepare for examinations at their own pace.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Neva L Crogan, PhD, APRN, BC (University of Arizona College of Nursing)
Description: Written by a distinguished group of professionals, this book is the second edition of a noteworthy medical nutrition textbook first released in 1996.
Purpose: The purpose is to improve nutrition education in medical schools. Currently, more than 50 medical schools use the first edition as a model in the development and implementation of their own nutrition curriculum. This second edition will provide updated material that includes essential topics based upon the National Academy of Sciences report, Nutrition Education in U.S. Medical Schools.
Audience: According to the editors, the text is written for those teaching nutrition in a variety of settings, including instructors in undergraduate and graduate programs in dietetics and medical, nursing, and physician assistant programs. It also can be used for more than one course over several years. The student can use the text to advance his or her knowledge and skills in nutrition by reading the chapters and cases and completing the questions at the end of the book.
Features: This second edition was updated by nationally recognized physicians and nutritionists, and consists of 12 chapters covering a broad overview of nutrition-related topics. Topics include nutrition assessment, vitamins, minerals, nutrition throughout the life cycle, and nutritional management of diseases. Each chapter includes case topics that have direct application to patient care and emphasize prevention of illness. A list of questions with answers is included with each case topic. Review questions and answers are included in each chapter, plus a glossary, references, and an index.
Assessment: This is a current, well-written nutrition textbook that can be used by multiple disciplines or healthcare practitioners. The nutrition body of knowledge has grown significantly since the previous edition; thus this updated version is sorely needed. Nutrition is one of the core disciplines for healthcare, thus current textbooks are important.
From the Publisher
"The editors of this text have achieved their goal of developing an effective introduction to medical nutrition therapy for health professionals. Although this is not a comprehensive nutrition textbook, it addresses a wide scope of pertinent issues."

Journal of American Dietetic Association

4 Stars! from Doody
Neva L. Crogan
Written by a distinguished group of professionals, this book is the second edition of a noteworthy medical nutrition textbook first released in 1996. The purpose is to improve nutrition education in medical schools. Currently, more than 50 medical schools use the first edition as a model in the development and implementation of their own nutrition curriculum. This second edition will provide updated material that includes essential topics based upon the National Academy of Sciences report, Nutrition Education in U.S. Medical Schools. According to the editors, the text is written for those teaching nutrition in a variety of settings, including instructors in undergraduate and graduate programs in dietetics and medical, nursing, and physician assistant programs. It also can be used for more than one course over several years. The student can use the text to advance his or her knowledge and skills in nutrition by reading the chapters and cases and completing the questions at the end of the book. This second edition was updated by nationally recognized physicians and nutritionists, and consists of 12 chapters covering a broad overview of nutrition-related topics. Topics include nutrition assessment, vitamins, minerals, nutrition throughout the life cycle, and nutritional management of diseases. Each chapter includes case topics that have direct application to patient care and emphasize prevention of illness. A list of questions with answers is included with each case topic. Review questions and answers are included in each chapter, plus a glossary, references, and an index. This is a current, well-written nutrition textbook that can be used by multiple disciplines or healthcarepractitioners. The nutrition body of knowledge has grown significantly since the previous edition; thus this updated version is sorely needed. Nutrition is one of the core disciplines for healthcare, thus current textbooks are important.
Booknews
Uses a case-based, integrated approach to offer a complete perspective on the role of nutrition in everyday medical practice. Coverage includes fundamentals of nutrition assessment, nutrition and pregnancy, pediatrics and geriatrics, and nutritional management and pathophysiology of diseases. Includes chapter objectives, 19 clinical cases, and some 85 multiple choice review questions. Morrison is vice dean for education and professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Hark is director of the Nutrition Education and Prevention Program at the same institution. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780632043392
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/01/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.74(d)

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