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Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications: A Nursing Approach / Edition 6

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323242103
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 03/06/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 102,089
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 2.10(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: Wellness, Nutrition, and the Nursing Role
1. Wellness Nutrition
2. Personal and Community Nutrition
PART II: Nutrients, Food, and Health
3. Digestion, Absorption, and Metabolism
4. Carbohydrates
5. Fats
6. Protein
7. Vitamins
8. Water and Minerals
PART III: Health Promotion Through Nutrition and Nursing Practice
9. Energy, Weight and Fitness
10. Nutrition Across the Life Span
PART IV: Overview of Medical Nutrition Therapy
11. Nutrition Assessment and Patient Care
12. Food-Related Issues
13. Nutrition for Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract
14. Nutrition for Disorders of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas
15. Nutrition for Diabetes Mellitus
16. Nutrition in Metabolic Stress: Burns, Trauma, and Surgery NEW!
17. Nutrition for Cardiopulmonary Disease
18. Nutrition for Diseases of the Kidneys
19. Nutrition for Neuro-Psychiatric Disorders NEW!
20. Nutrition in Cancer and HIV-AIDS

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Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
PJtheEMT4 More than 1 year ago
As a book review blogger, I don't normally write reviews for my college textbooks.  I usually too busy studying them that there isn't much time reviewing them.  But for my second semester in nursing school, there is one textbook that is so poorly written, and so incredibly unprofessional, that this review is practically writing itself.  That text book is none other than the infamous Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications, 5th Edition by Michele Grodner, Sara Long Roth and Bonnie C. Walkinshaw, 2012, Elsevier.  One would expect better quality in both its content and binding for its $70.62 price tag on Amazon. For this 547 page soft cover book, it is grossly overpriced.  Yet, at this price tag online at Amazon and in the college bookstore, one might think it were made of gold.  The bland, unobtrusive cover does not portray the unprofessional writing and the frequent use of slang vocabulary that lurks inside.  The large, generic, grainy stock photos taken from the overused online repository makes me wonder how hard could it have been for one of the authors to take their own photos of a glass of water or of the shelves of  a produce department from the grocery store.  Even if they are not professional photographers, the result of taking their own photo with an entry level digital camera would have given sharper and more clear photos.  For example, the washed out photo of a glass of water on page 10, and the eclectic spread on page 14 of the grainy close up of a cola, the generic mug shot of an OJ glass and the stock photo of some boulders balanced on a barren, forsaken, plateau somewhere in the Midwest do not make much a coherent statement.  The book looks thrown together and dated. It is hard to believe this edition was published in the modern day of 2012.  It is a throw back to the textbooks of 1970s when you compare this book to the plethora of full color, glossy paged texts available to today's modern student.  The content and language is insulting and condescending.  I grew tired by the third chapter, and could no longer stomach the unprofessional writing.  I will find it a challenge to stay focused on the material and to digest the important concepts while trying to ignore the offensive, unprofessional writing style.  The back cover refers  to this poor writing style as an "easy-to-read conversational writing style". This euphemism could not be further from the truth- its simply condescending and offensive.  Right from the start, even in the first chapter, the reader can see this book is written for a young audience in their late teens.  There are countless references to the student as a youth who most likely eats at the student cafeteria, with a life chock full of sporting activities and extracurricular activities, that there is simply no time whatsoever to eat. This will certainly alienate many of the students who actually must use this book- nursing students who may be older and returning to school for a career change or who have their own families.  The fact that these authors assume that most students are young, and use a large proportion of their disposable income on dining out is offensive.  I'd argue that many students: traditional as well as older non traditional students, are returning back to school because they need a stable, yet rewarding career for personal and financial reasons.  I don't know of too many students with the money to purchase all their lunches and dinners out on the run.  Furthermore, the authors made a good point about food insecurity.  But there was too much focus on the "food insecurity" of the elderly population.  In fact, in today's society, this is a problem of many younger people, families and middle aged people as wages decline yet food prices continue to go up.    The presentation and writing style is simply irrelevant to many readers. The author's would have done better to write in a more neutral and objective tone rather than the "conversational" style. The diagrams are simple and cartoonish.  They really don't add much other than serving as a filler to break up the monotony of the text. Overall the choice of stock photos randomly littered throughout the text really don't add any value: a generic, yet attractive Asian girl with a barbell and a well dressed, middle class African American taking a stroll through a wooded trail just seems like filler just for the sake of placing a photo.  The disabled athlete on the next page at least sends a good message about nutrition and health as being available for all. I'm guessing the publishers required the author to fulfill a quota,, and that the authors used the first images they could find available on the internet.  There are some graphic, grotesque stock medical photos borrowed from other sources, with minimal explanation within the text.  There seems to be no rhyme or reason of how photos are included other than possibly providing a sampler type of text book that shows some medical applications of nutrition.  There is also a generic photo of a yoga class taken from what seems to be the early 1990s and a young blond girl with an exaggerated smile eating a large slice of watermelon.  Overall the picture painted is disjointed.  In the coverage of nutrition and the kidneys, the cartoon illustrations on page 458 are underwhelming.  The simplistic cartoons of the dialysis procedure really don't look like they belong in a health textbook but rather the Sunday morning paper.  I think a better technically artist should have been secured to provide the medical drawings. There is very little use of color in what is a full color text and the proportions are distorted.  Many readers will focus more on the childish and amateurish  nature of the illustrations rather than the content.  Overall this book is a disappointment and in this modern day of printing and medical expertise, I would imagine there are better nursing textbooks available.  Hopefully the RN program at my school will reconsider this text and upgrade to a more professional textbook for nutrition in the future.