This book provides a comprehensive account of the relevant physiology, pathophysiology, nutritional therapy and dietetic application for each specialist dietetic area. All major specialist areas involved in the the treatment of adults are covered. The first section deals with clinical governance, for example patient-centred care, clinical decision-making and developing evidence-based practice. The second section on advanced clinical practice describes 18 clinical conditions or dietetic areas in detail.
There is detailed coverage of 18 clinical conditions or dietetic areas:
The control of food intake and absorption of nutrients
Drug nutrient interactions
Food allergy - allergy and intolerance
Irritable bowel disease (IBD) and colorectal cancer
Short bowel syndrome
Nutrition and liver disease
Each chapter concludes with a section on possible future developments in the specialty, providing insight into 'hot topics', making this an essential text for all working in the field of Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition.
Each clinical chapter follows a standard structure:
Key points summarise important aspects
Case studies with questions and answers help link theory to practice
References and further reading suggestions encourage wider research.
Edited by Anne Payne, BSc PhD RD
, Academic Lead for Nutrition & Dietetics, School of Health Professions, Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
and 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