Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications: A Nursing Approach

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Mosby/Elsevier, Mar 22, 2011 - Medical - 547 pages
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Now in its 5th edition, the critically acclaimed Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications, A Nursing Approach offers you a comprehensive, first-hand account of the ways in which nutrition affects the lives of nursing professionals and everyday people. Discussions on nutritional needs and nutritional therapy, from the nurse's perspective, define your role in nutrition, wellness, and health promotion. The dynamic author team of Grodner, Roth, and Walkingshaw utilizes a conversational writing style, and a variety of learning features help you apply your knowledge to the clinical setting. Content updates, specifically to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, an online resource, a new logical organization, and much more prepare you to handle the challenges you face with ease.




  • Emphasis on health promotion and primary prevention stresses the adoption of a healthy diet and lifestyle to enhance quality of life.

  • Content Knowledge and Critical Thinking/Clinical Applications case studies reinforce knowledge and help you apply nutrition principles to real-world situations.

  • Cultural Considerations boxes discuss various eating patterns related to ethnicity and religion to help you understand the various influences on health and wellness.

  • Personal Perspective boxes demonstrate the personal touch for which this book is known, and offer first-hand accounts of interactions with patients and their families.

  • Health Debate and Social Issue boxes explore controversial health issues and encourage you to develop your own opinions.

  • Teaching tool boxes provide tips and guidance to apply when educating patients.

  • Website listings with a short narrative at the end of every chapter refer you to additional online resources.



  • Updated content to Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 keeps you current.

  • Additional questions added to case studies in the Nursing Approach boxes help you focus on practical ways you can use nutrition in practice.

  • Study tools on Evolve present virtual case studies and additional questions with instant feedback to your answers that reinforce your learning.

  • Online icons throughout the text refer you to the NEW Nutrition Concepts Online course content.

  • A logical organization to updated and streamlined content lets you find the information you need quickly.

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    About the author (2011)

    SARA LONG ROTH, PhD, RD, is Professor in the Department of Animal Science, Food and Nutrition and Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Prior to obtaining her PhD in health education, she practiced as a clinical dietitian for 11 years. Her specialty areas are medical nutrition therapy, nutrition education, and food and nutrition assessment. She is an active leader in national, state, and district dietetic association's where she has served in numerous elected and appointed positions, including the Commission on Accreditation of Dietetics Education, and Commission on Dietetic Registration. Dr. Long is coauthor of Understanding Nutrition Therapy and Pathophysiology, Medical Nutrition Therapy: A Case Study Approach, Foundations and Clinical Applications of Nutrition: A Nursing Approach, and Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy. Dr. Long has received various awards and honors for teaching, including Outstanding Dietetic Educator (ADA) and Outstanding Educator for the College of Agricultural Sciences.

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