Patricia H. Worthington. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders; 2004. Softcover; 608 pages. ISBN: 0-7216-6964-6.

Practical Aspects of Nutritional Support is a unique book because it provides advanced practice nurses with an exceptional overview of nutrition for both inpatients and outpatients.

This book is an invaluable reference to nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and their students. Many concise charts and tables are included in the 20 chapters, and a variety of topics are reviewed. The chapter on nutrition for healthy individuals presents daily requirements for vegetarians, pregnant and lactating women, as well as for children in all stages of development. The section on oral nutrition focuses on swallowing disorders, helping clients eat more independently, and oral supplements. This section also includes advice on managing symptoms that affect dietary intake during illness. The chapter on therapeutic diets discusses the risks and benefits of these diets, how to organize meal patterns to optimize nutrition, and...

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