Nutrition in Nursing the New Approach: A Handbook of Nursing Science - Lynn Fraley & Betty KamenKeats, 1987, Paperback.
Condition: Poor. A copy for reading rather than admiring, generally shabby but text complete and acceptable. Notably rubbed at the outside edges of the covers and spine. Upper wrapper slighty curled, both wrappers have light creasing. Light reading creases to the somewhat faded spine. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “Physicians direct the course of medical treatment, but it is the nurses who are in constant contact with the patient and whose care and professional skill most directly affect the course of recovery. Now there is a new dimension to nursing, profoundly influencing not only the patient’s fight with illness but his or her lifetime health — nutrition.
Whatever the medication or treatment, optimum nutrition will enhance it, strengthening the immune system to resist disease and fortifying the body against the stress of surgery or injury, and sustaining the patient through the debilitating experience of illness. An outstanding nutritional educator and an experienced nurse and teacher present in this book the essentials of nutrition and how it applies to nursing patients — including a clear-sighted examination of the “political” and professional considerations necessary in applying this knowledge in settings where it is new.
Deeply informed and informative, Nutrition in Nursing is a landmark book and a means of enlarging the scope of the most intimately involved of the health professions.”