The Clinical Guide to Oncology Nutrition, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9780880913393
ISBN-10: 0880913398
Copyright: 2006
Edition: 2nd
Editors: Elliott, Laura, Molseed, Laura L., McCallum, Paula Davis, Grant, Barbara,
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 85
Reviewer: Melody McKinney,  DNS, RN  (Indiana State University)
This is an updated clinical guide for healthcare professionals involved in assessing, planning, and managing the nutritional needs of cancer patients. New chapters have been added on the incidence of adult and pediatric cancer, the role of nutrition in survivorship, reimbursement for nutritional therapy, and incorporating research into practice.
The book was written to provide a reliable, up-to-date resource for standards in oncology nutrition practice and professional performance for dietetic and other health care professionals.
The book was designed for basic to advanced-level practitioners, including those in specialty areas such as pediatric oncology and hematopoietic cell transplantation.
The first of the book's three sections is an overview of adult and pediatric oncology, metabolic changes in cancer, and diets for cancer prevention and reducing cancer risk. The second section covers nutritional screening and assessment in oncology, nutritional requirements, and implications for chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgical oncology. Additional chapters cover the topics of pediatric and hematopoietic oncology, enteral and parenteral nutrition, nutritional impact on symptoms, complementary and alternative medicine, palliative care, and survivorship. The third section covers reimbursement and incorporating research into practice. Appendixes detail resources and tips for nutritionally managing symptoms.
This up-to-date nutritional guide is an essential tool for professionals working with cancer patients throughout their continuum of care. A comprehensive, well written resource, the book provides a clear picture of the importance nutritional therapy for cancer patients undergoing a variety of therapies through end-of-life care. A wealth of practical information is presented along with helpful figures, tables, and references. This book, with its updated literature review and evidence-based guidelines, is a necessary resource for the interdisciplinary oncology team.
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