Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications,
Edition 8 A Nursing Approach
By Michele Grodner, EdD, CHES, Sylvia Escott-Stump, MA, RD, LDN and Suzanne Dorner, MSN, RN, CCRN

Publication Date: 13 Jan 2022

Master the nurse’s role in therapeutic nutrition and in teaching dietary health! Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications: A Nursing Approach, 8th Edition describes nutritional healing and wellness from the nurse’s perspective. It covers dietary guidelines with a humanistic, personal touch, using first-hand accounts to show how nutrition principles apply to patients in real-world practice. This edition is updated with the most current guidelines and the latest research on nutrition. Written by noted educators Michele Grodner, Sylvia Escott-Stump, and Suzie Dorner, this leading nutrition text promotes healthy diets and shows how nutrition may be used in treating and controlling diseases and disorders.

Key Features

  • Applying Content Knowledge and Critical Thinking: Clinical Applications case studies help you apply nutrition principles to real-world practice situations.
  • Personal Perspective box in each chapter offers a firsthand account of the ways in which nutrition affects patients’ lives, demonstrating the personal touch for which this book is known.
  • Teaching Tool boxes include strategies for providing nutrition counseling to patients.
  • The Nursing Approach boxes analyze a realistic nutritional case study according to the nursing process.
  • Social Issue boxes show how ethical, social, and community concerns can influence health and wellness.
  • Health Debate boxes address the nurse’s response to differing opinions or controversies about food, nutrition, and health concerns.
  • Cultural Considerations boxes show how to understand and respect the food and health customs of specific ethnic groups.
  • Key terms and a glossary make it easy to learn key vocabulary and concepts.

New Features

  • NEW! Nursing Approach sections include Next Generation NCLEX® terminology as well as single-episode cases and questions, with answers on the Evolve website.
About the author
By Michele Grodner, EdD, CHES, Professor Department of Public Health William Paterson University Wayne, New Jersey; Sylvia Escott-Stump, MA, RD, LDN, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director Dietetic Internship East Carolina University Greenville, North Carolina and Suzanne Dorner, MSN, RN, CCRN, Assistant Manager Medical Intensive Care Unit Tampa General Hospital Tampa, Florida
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

17.  Nutrition for Cardiopulmonary Disease

18.  Nutrition for Diseases of the Kidneys

19.  Nutrition for Neuro-Psychiatric Disorders

20.  Nutrition in Cancer and HIV-AIDS


Book details
ISBN: 9780323810241
Page Count: 464
Illustrations : 215 illustrations (215 in full color)
Retail Price : £80.99
Students in undergraduate nursing programs