An important message for nurses to share with diabetic patients is their diet is not about deprivation. That’s one of many nuggets of nutritional truth Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, MA, APRN, BC-ADM, CDE, shares with clients at the Diabetic and Obesity Institute at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y.
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In the ongoing search for worthwhile reads, don't forget to consider the following page-turners. To comment on these books or offer suggestions of your own, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Featured books were not reviewed by Gannett Healthcare Group staff.)
Nutrition and Diet Therapy, 6th Edition, 2014 by F.A. Davis Company
Written by Carroll A. Lutz, MA, RN, Erin Mazur, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, and Nancy Litch, MS, RD, this textbook provides a strong foundation in the science of nutrition and an understanding of how to apply that knowledge in practice, recognizing the need for nurses to work with other healthcare professionals to ensure optimal nutrition in patient care, according to the publisher’s summary.
Nutrition for Health and Healthcare, 5th Edition, 2014 by Cengage Learning
Written by Linda Kelly DeBruyne, MS, RD, and Kathryn Pinna, PhD, RD, the textbook demonstrates the important role of nutrition to future nurses and healthcare professionals, according to the publisher’s summary. The book covers basic nutrition concepts and clinical topics discussing the relationship of nutrition to different disease states.
Nutrition Essentials for Nursing Practice, 7th Edition, 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
“Nutrition Essentials for Nursing Practice” is a practical reference nurses can use throughout their education and into practice, according to an online summary. The author, Susan G. Dudek, BS, RD, discusses the importance of nutrition in all aspects of nursing practice and emphasizes what nurses need to know about nutrition in their practice.