Weight Management: A Practitioner’s Guide
Dympna Pearson and Clare Grace
$79.99 | £38.99
This modern guide clearly presents the latest evidence underpinning treatments and uses a step-wise approach to implementing programs and building skills and confidence. Written with the express needs of practitioners and related health professionals at its core, this book is a ready reference for those working in both acute and community settings throughout the different and demanding stages of the weight management process.
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“Weight management is a crucially important health issue and this book is a significant contribution in helping health professionals improve their work in this area. The book is up to date and clearly laid out. It has interactive tasks and gets the reader thinking and engaged. The book incorporates the latest physical activity guidelines and raises the important issue of sedentary (sitting) behaviour. It’s a very important text for health professionals”
Professor Stuart Biddle, Professor of Physical Activity & Health, Loughborough University
"Weight management is one of the most important, complex and challenging clinical areas faced by health professionals. It is also an area beset with scientific half-truths, limited outcomes and a melting pot of emotion, entangled aetiology and burdened health and wellbeing. How timely then is this evidence-based, practical and eminently thoughtful book. The experienced authors really understand this complicated subject, and don't just translate current reliable evidence into effective approaches and tools, but also display their appreciation of the wide range of difficulties faced by people who want to manage their weight, and by the health professionals working to support them."
Lyndel Costain, Specialist Weight Management Dietitian
This book is especially relevant for frontline practitioners whose role it is to offer evidence-based advice and support to help overweight adults to lose weight or avoid further weight gain. It is packed with current information on what eating and activity changes to aim for. The content is made highly accessible for the generic audience; it even provides exact phrasings to get a sensitive discussion going about weight. The comprehensive content makes it also a useful resource for the specialist for crosschecking purposes, and the reference lists signpost to a more developed understanding.
To lose weight or stop weight gain means changing eating and/or activity habits. Weight management would be a lot less complicated if it was not replete with cultural myths, imbued with widespread misunderstanding and, I dare say, pervaded by commercial exploitation. This is an honest book that does exactly what it says – a resource with pre-digested accurate information that is the starting point for any safe work with adults who are already committed to eating more healthily and becoming more physically active.
Dr Lih-Mei Liao, Clinical Psychologist
Ann Doherty, Nurse Practitioner, Hearty Lives Co-Ordinator, Carrickfergus Borough Council