As the number of patients receiving home care nutrition support increases, proper assessment and management of this therapy is crucial, and clinicians need to practice at an advanced level. This second edition provides practical nutrition care information for professionals working with individuals outside of the hospital including registered dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, and physicians. It covers screening, assessing, and treating malnutrition; outpatient nutrition care in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal disease, and home enteral and parenteral nutrition. Each chapter describes the disease process as well as the management of the disease or therapy.

Key Features

  • Presents practical information on proper nutrition care of individuals in the outpatient setting and those receiving home nutrition support
  • New information on GI tests and procedures; gastroparesis/pancreatitis, parenteral lipids, and bariatric surgery
  • Expanded chapter on short bowel syndrome and malabsorptive disorders
  • Additional information on feeding options including an overview of oral, oral supplements, and enteral and parenteral nutrition
  • Teaches the user additional information on disease processes as well as the management of the disease or therapy

chapter 3|8 pages

Digestion and Absorption

chapter 4|11 pages

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

chapter 7|7 pages

Celiac Disease

chapter 8|6 pages


chapter 17|51 pages

Nutrition Management in Oncology

Gastroenterology, Breast, Esophageal, Head and Neck, Gynecologic, Lung, Prostate Cancers, and Palliative Care

chapter 19|13 pages

Home Parenteral Nutrition

chapter 22|13 pages

Weight Management

chapter 28|7 pages

Nutrition, Diet, and Health