Nutrition and Dietetics for Health Care,
Edition 10
By Helen M. Barker, BSc MPH PGCE RD

Publication Date: 30 May 2002
This book provides an introduction to nutrition and dietetics from a health care perspective. It goes beyond what can be found in general nursing texts while remaining at a level suitable for the pre-registration student.The text comprehensively covers the whole area of dietetics and nutrition with the topics divided into three sections:-The science of nutrition, Community Nutrition and Therapeutic nutrition and dietetics. It is therefore useful as a reference text for those already working in the field of patient care.It has been revised completely to include the latest government guidelines on nutrition.

Key Features

  • Updated to include recent COMA (Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy) recommendations regarding diet and cancer and coronary heart disease
  • Comprehensive coverage of a wide range of topics and client groups including
  • The science of food-outlines principles of good nutrition
  • Community Nutrition-covers all aspects of nutritional care for members of the community including those with special needs
  • Therapeutic Nutrition and dietetics-outlines those therapeutic diets most usually used for the treatment of disease.
  • Information presented in a clear and attractive way
  • The author is recognised and well respected in the field of nutrition and dietetics. She has experience of teaching a wide range of students (nursing, dietetics, pharmacy, biological sciences) and is thus best placed to understand the information needs of these students
  • The book's elementary nature makes it ideal for students who lack knowledge about nutrition and dietetics. It can also act as a reference publication for those already working in the area. In both instances it will boost confidence and promote good practice
  • New Features

    New Chapters on
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Malnutrition in hospitals
  • Diet and cancer
  • Diet and HIV infection
  • Food Standards Agency
  • Fully Updated Illustrations and References
  • About the author
    By Helen M. Barker, BSc MPH PGCE RD, Associate Head, Department of Physiotherapy and Dietetics, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Coventry, Coventry, UK
    Table of Contents
    Preface. Section 1 - The Science of Nutrition. Introduction to nutrition. Carbohydrates. Fats. Proteins. Mineral elements and water. Vitamins. Energy. Non-starch polysaccharides (dietary fibre). An introduction to food science. Section - Community Nurtition. An introduction to public health nutrition. Food-borne diseases and their prevention. Diet-related diseases. Factors which influence food choice. Dietary recommendations for adults. Diet in infancy, childhood and adolescence. Diet and dental disease. Nutrition and older people. Nutrition, culture and ethnicity. Nutrition and mental health. Nutrition for people with learning disabilities. Section 3 - Therapeutic Nutrition and Dietetics. Diet in obesity. Diet and cardiovascular disease. Hospital-related malnutrition and nutritional support. Diet in disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Diet in disorders of the liver and biliary systems. Diet in disorders of the kidneys. Diet in diabetes mellitus. Diet in some disorders encountered in paediatrics. Diet in HIV infection. Diet in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Diet and arthritis. Appendices
    Book details
    ISBN: 9780443070211
    Page Count: 352
    Retail Price : £37.99
    Garrow, James & Ralph: Human Nutrition and Dietetics 10E, 1999, Churchill LivingstoneAimed at a different market. This is intended for nutrition and dietetics students and medical students.Hamilton : Total Parenteral Nutrition, 1999, Churchill LivingstoneDeals with a very specialised technique. Barker is a much more basic textbook.Byrom:Pocket guide to Nutrition and dietetics. Aimed mainly at nutrition market but useful pocket ref for nurses too.
    Pre registration nurses, Post registration nurses particularly community nurses such as District Nurses, Health Visitors,Practice Nurses, Nurses, Nutritionists, Dieticians and all Allied Health Professionals.Occupational Nurses, Speech and language therapists, Complementary therapists, residential care workers.
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