Key Features

Each clinical chapter follows a standard structure:

  • Learning objectives
  • Key points summarise important aspects
  • Case studies with questions and answers help link theory to practice
  • References and further reading suggestions encourage wider research.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction

1 Evidence based practice

2 The use of reflection in advancing practice

3 Changing behaviour

4 Transition to adult care

Part 2 Introduction

5 The control of food intake and absorption of nutrients

6 Drug nutrient interactions

7 Food allergy – allergy and intolerance

8 Irritable bowel disease (IBD) and colorectal cancer

9 Short bowel syndrome

10 Enteral nutrition

11 Parenteral nutrition

12 Thermal injury

13 Nutrition and liver disease

14 HIV

15 Palliative care

16 Renal disease

17 Diabetes

18 Obesity

19 Cardiovascular disease

20 Stroke

21 Neurological conditions

22 Mental health


  1. Mode of action and influence of medication on nutritional status
  2. Example of a nutrition screening tool
  3. Scottish Dietitian’s Eating Disorders Dietetic Assessment Form
  4. Scottish Dietitian’s Eating Disorders Dietetic Assessment Completion Guidelines
  5. Refeeding protocol



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Churchill Livingstone
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About the editors

Anne Payne

Affiliations and Expertise

Academic Lead for Nutrition & Dietetics, School of Health Professions, Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK

Helen Barker

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Head, Department of Physiotherapy and Dietetics, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Coventry, Coventry, UK