The Challenges of Caring for the Obese Patient
Softbound, 166 pages plus 2019 All-New Updates that include:
- Bariatric CPR
- Bariatric Patient Handling and Mobility
- Updates on Metabolic Surgery
- Pressure Injury Prevention
- $100 discount coupon for Bariatric Simulation Training Toolkit
- And More!
This 2005 publication is timeless with chapters that continue to hold readers’ interest, such as: ethics, writing for publication, learning theory, organizational policy formation, sensitivity, outcomes, and more. The Challenges of Caring for the Obese Patient, by Dr. Susan Gallagher PhD, MSN, MA, RN, is a well-researched and well written case study-based text book that teaches multidisciplinary clinicians a humanistic approach to treating obese patients through education on the important relevant topics required to best serve the larger, heavier patient. Dr. Gallagher is well versed on the topic and effectively shares her many years of experience giving the reader the guidance necessary to begin to address the patient's complex clinical needs. This book will provide a valuable addition to any healthcare providers resource library.
"Regardless of the etiologies of a patient’s obesity, healthcare providers best serve the larger, heavier patient when they understand the patient’s complex clinical needs. The Challenges of Caring for the Obese Patient is a case study-based text book that teaches multidisciplinary clinicians a humanistic approach to treating obese patients through education on relevant topics."
Guy Fragala PhD, PE CSP CSPHP
"The book is well written, well researched. The author knows her field. As I likely won't be working with the bariatric person - the person who looks to surgery for help with their weight - I lent the book to a nurse friend who is heading up a bariatric center in South East Mo."
"Great for patients, caregivers and family."
"I found the book easy to understand and helpful in all areas of life. I made so many notes in the margins that I purchased another book to pass along to co-workers."
"This is a great book covering all aspects of bariatric patients and bariatric surgery, info on insurance reimbursement, pre and post op expectations. Very sensitive, remember that the bariatric surgical patient is someone whose self-esteem is so affected by their weight, that major abdominal surgery is preferable to remaining obese. This book tells all."