Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780323074568, 9780323085045

Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications

5th Edition

A Nursing Approach

Authors: Michele Grodner Sara Long Roth Bonnie Walkingshaw
eBook ISBN: 9780323085045
eBook ISBN: 9780323266888
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 22nd March 2011
Page Count: 576

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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.

Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

PART I: Wellness, Nutrition, and the Nursing Role

Chapter 1: Wellness Nutrition

Chapter 2: Personal and Community Nutrition

PART II: Nutrients, Food, and Health

Chapter 3: Digestion, Absorption, and Metabolism

Chapter 4: Carbohydrates

Chapter 5: Fats

Chapter 6: Protein

Chapter 7: Vitamins

Chapter 8: Water and Minerals

PART III: Health Promotion through Nutrition and Nursing Practice

Chapter 9: Energy Supply and Fitness

Chapter 10: Management of Body Composition

Chapter 11: Life Span Health Promotion: Pregnancy, Lactation, and Infancy

Chapter 12: Life Span Health Promotion: Childhood and Adolescence

Chapter 13: Life Span Health Promotion: Adulthood

PART IV: Overview of Medical Nutrition Therapy

Chapter 14: Nutrition in Patient Care

Chapter 15: Nutrition and Metabolic Stress

Chapter 16: Interactions: Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Dietary Supplements, and Medications

Chapter 17: Nutrition for Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract

Chapter 18: Nutrition for Disorders of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas

Chapter 19: Nutrition for Diabetes Mellitus

Chapter 20: Nutrition for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Diseases

Chapter 21 : Nutrition for Diseases of the Kidneys

Chapter 22: Nutrition in Cancer, AIDS , and Other Special Problems


A Exchange Lists for Meal Planning

B Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating

C Body Mass Index Table (2nd BMI table)

D Kilocalorie-Restricted Dietary Patterns

E Foods Recommended for Hospital Diet Progression

F Complementary and Alternative Medicine Domains

G National Renal Diet

H Foods High in Lactose, Purines, and Oxalates

I Cultural and Religious Dietary Patterns


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About the Author

Michele Grodner

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Nutrition Coordinator, Department of Community Health, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

Sara Long Roth

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics, Department of Animal Science, Food, and Nutrition, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL

Bonnie Walkingshaw