The Essential Guide to the Nutrition Care Process

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Tonia Reinhard, MS, RD, FAND and Mary Width, MS, RD
©2019, 470 pages
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    The Essential Guide to the Nutrition Care Process provides the tools needed to effectively understand the entire nutrition care process, as well as the management of nutrition care in various practice settings. The authors break down each step of the nutrition care process, with detailed information on nutritional assessment and diagnosis, planning interventions, and monitoring and evaluating of patient and client outcomes.

    The book includes a variety of activities, self-evaluation tools, and a full chapter of case studies drawn from actual medical scenarios, to assist the reader to become highly proficient in the use of the nutrition care process. Key topics provide crucial information to help the reader become skilled in; communication and interviewing; gathering patient data from electronic medical records; the techniques used in nutrition-focused physical examination; evidence-based diet planning interventions; and culturally competent nutrition care.

    The book includes timely and easy-to-access resources including vitamin and mineral facts, the latest nutrition-related abbreviations, and an overview of understanding scientific research. The Essential Guide to the Nutrition Care Process is an excellent resource for students, international dietitians not trained in the nutrition care process model, and practicing nutrition care professionals who want to hone their nutrition care process skills.

    Tonia Reinhard, M.S., R.D., F.A.N.D., is a senior lecturer at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She is also a course director for clinical nutrition at the School of Medicine at Wayne State and adjunct faculty in nutrition at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. She teaches courses in nutrition and disease, the nutrition care process, and community nutrition, and she has conducted several nutrition care process workshops in Asia.
    Mary Width, M.S., R.D., is the director of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics and senior lecturer at Wayne State University. She teaches courses in nutritional assessment, advanced clinical nutrition, and management of nutrition services. She is also a course director for clinical nutrition at the Wayne State School of Medicine.

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