Handbook of Clinical Dietetics


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Second Edition

American Dietetic Association

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This handbook deals principally with current nutritional intervention in various diseases. It tries to unify diet composition by providing definitions and goals of different diets; the effects, physiology, indications for use, possible adverse reactions, and contraindications of the diets; nutritional assessments of the patients; and quality assurance priorities. It also offers sample menus for each diet and techniques for implementation. The book covers normal diets and modified diets, including modifications in consistency and texture, protein content, carbohydrate content, fat content, kilocalorie content, and mineral content, and various special and test diets.

This thoroughly documented, practical book—which represents a complete rewriting and updating of the information in the earlier edition—will serve as an invaluable reference for dietitians, dietetic technicians, nutritionists, physicians, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses, as well as a comprehensive text for nutrition students.

The American Dietetic Association, founded in 1917, is the nation's largest professional organization of dietitians, dietetic technicians, and nutritionists.

"A much-awaited revision of the first edition published in 1981, this is a compilation of the most recent data in all areas of clinical dietetics."—Margaret D. Simko, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

"A completely revised edition of that published in 1981, which has been a standby for so many dieticians and nutrition educators ever since. . . . Very extensively referenced it is a book for both practitioners and student concerned with the role of diet in illness and recovery."—"Recommended Paperbacks and Low Cost Hardbacks," Journal of the Institute of Health Education

"An up-to-date guide to dietetic practice that can be helpful in the implementation of diet therapy and thus should be on the dietitian's reference shelf."—Virginia A. Bickford, R.D., C.N.S.D., Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

"This well documented material will serve as a comprehensive reference for prescribing and implementing appropriate diets. It will be of help to dieticians, nutritionists, physicians and senior nurses and would be a useful addition to a library of nursing."—Anne Lindsey, Nursing Times

"Dietitians, dietetic technicians, nutritionists, physicians, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and others involved in explaining, prescribing, or implementing appropriate diets will find this reference invaluable."—RoseAnn Loop, Ph.D., R.D., Journal of Applied Nutrition

"The second edition of what is now a classic reference source for dietitians and other health professionals who are responsible for prescribing therapeutic diets."—Norma Kobzina, Journal of Agricultural and Food Information

"A must for the library of any practitioner seriously interested in clinical dietetics and nutrition. The handbook not only meets the information needs of a wide range of practitioners but also makes a major contribution toward standardizing dietetic terminology and its interpretation."—Jane L. Ometer, Journal of Nutrition Education (on the first edition)

ISBN: 9780300052183
Publication Date: September 23, 1992
592 pages, 8 1/2 x 11