editore: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
As an academic subject, nutrition has grown enormously in recent years and with it the need for specialist textbooks on the subject. In response to this need, a decision was taken by The Nutrition Society to produce a ground-breaking series of four textbooks, of which "Clinical Nutrition" is the final. The books in the series: provide students with the required scientific basis in nutrition, in the context of a systems and health approach; enable teachers and students to explore the core principles of nutrition and to apply these throughout their training to foster critical thinking at all times - each chapter identifies the key areas of knowledge that must be understood and also the key points of critical thought that must accompany the acquisition of this knowledge; are fully peer reviewed to ensure completeness and clarity of content, as well as to ensure that each book takes a global perspective and is applicable for use by nutritionists and on nutrition courses throughout the world. "Clinical Nutrition" focuses solely on the sick and metabolically compromised patient.
It parallels the text on Nutrition & Metabolism in dealing with clinical nutrition on a system by system basis making the information more accessible to the student. Covering the scientific basis underlying nutritional support, medical ethics and nutritional counselling, the text ends with illustrative clinical case histories. Nutritionists, dieticians and students in these fields will find this an important resource and Libraries in universities, medical schools and establishments teaching and researching in the area of nutrition will find "Clinical Nutrition" a valuable addition to their shelves.