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Nutrition and Diet Therapy for Nurses [Paperback]

Sheila Tucker

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Book Description

Jan. 3 2010 0131722166 978-0131722163 1

Nutrition and Diet Therapy for Nurses will be a staple in your nursing library. Encompassing all aspects of nutrition, from the foundation of nutrition principles to the medical nutrition therapy, it presents a solid, evidence-based approach to nutrition. 

Now, more than ever, it is crucial that nurses know how to interpret the science of nutrition and its role in health maintenance and disease. This new book helps the reader sift through the evolving field of nutrition, with information coming from the media, marketing promotions, the neighbor’s advice, and internet information. The easy-to-understand organization and features that focus on the latest evidence make this book comprehensive, while at the same time fun to read. Among the many useful chapter features, the reader will find:

  • Evidence-Based Practice boxes that analyze the latest research in the field.
  • Nursing Care Plans will correlate key concepts of the chapter with the nursing process.
  • Hot Topics give the reader an overview of trendy nutrition topics and present the latest research
  • Client Education Checklists are quick reviews of the major patient teaching points presented in the chapter and serve as a guide to implementing patient education.
  • NCLEX-RN®-style questions for each chapter give readers a chance to review the material.


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 Most textbooks that I have read or used use the terms “learning objective”.  While there is nothing wrong with this, I feel that the author of this book personalizes the issue of learning for the reader.


The “Did You Know” opener-- Fun, interesting facts that draw the reader into the chapter.  You are not starting off with somewhat dry, hard to read material that tends to turn readers off.
The writing style —very readable, flows nicely, comprehensive content.
…..much better because of the specific examples used and the strong patho throughout the chapter.
The content, even from the objectives, has a positive, health promotion focus
NCLEX questions — variety, simplicity and clarity in content and format

About the Author

Sheila Tucker

Sheila Buckley Tucker graduated with a B.S. in Food and Nutrition and an M.A. in Healthcare Administration from Framingham State College in Massachusetts. She is board certified in sports nutrition from the American Dietetic Association. As a registered dietitian for over twenty-five years, Sheila has provided clinical nutrition care to patients and clients in a variety of settings, including as an in-patient clinical dietitian specializing in critical care, nutrition support, renal nutrition, cancer care, and medical/surgical care. She has also provided nutrition education as a consultant to corporate wellness programs and area colleges. She has over twenty years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level in several Boston area colleges and nursing schools. At Boston College, Sheila combines an on-campus clinical nutrition practice, specializing in both sports nutrition and disordered eating, with teaching nutrition in the Connell School of Nursing. She is a contributing author to many nursing textbooks.


Vera Dauffenbach

Vera Dauffenbach, EdD, MSN, RN, has a bachelor’s degree from Macalester College and a master’s degree in nursing from Pace University. Her doctorate in educational leadership is from Western Michigan University.  She has been a faculty member in the baccalaureate nursing programs at Grand View College in Des Moines and Maryville College (now University) in St. Louis.  At present, she is an associate professor and director of the graduate program at Bellin College in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  She has broad classroom and clinical teaching experience on all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, with a special interest in nutrition and pediatrics.  At the graduate level, she teaches courses in nursing theory and leadership.  Her research interests relate to critical thinking and leadership development.  She has contributed extensive NCLEX-style test questions for nursing textbooks.  She is a past board member of the Wisconsin League for Nursing and president of Kappa Pi-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.


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5.0 out of 5 stars It was required! July 27 2013
By Evie Evie - Published on Amazon.com
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Not necessarily your 'curl up and read a good book,' book, but, it's required reading, has some useful information & explanations.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Happy Feb. 16 2013
By stephilynn11110 - Published on Amazon.com
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I am very satisfied with my purchase. The book arrived on time and as described. It has been very helpful in my nutrition class.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Feb. 16 2011
By TBonds - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is great. It was changed this semester from the book they had last semester and it is a wya better book. The chapters are easy to read and it applies to the nursing major, rather than a normal nutrition book for anyone.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nurses helper Dec 8 2013
By Diane M Gawne - Published on Amazon.com
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I can't write too much about this book yet since I haven't had to use it yet. Looking through the book, I can tell it will be a great asset when the time comes.

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