BariEDucated: An Integrated Health Guide for Dietitians and Behavioral Health Specialists Caring for Bariatric Surgery Patients
A must-read comprehensive guide to collaborative care amongst bariatric professionals, BariEDucated draws on the authors’ decades of cumulative experience and long-term working relationship. Geared towards mental health professionals, registered dietitians, and other bariatric treatment team members, it focuses on the nutritional and psychological aspects of pre-and post-operative care of metabolic and bariatric surgery patients. Special attention is given to eating disorders in the hopes of bridging the gap between professionals who treat bariatric patients and healthcare providers who specialize in eating disorder treatment. The importance of compassion, communication, and collaboration is emphasized, as the authors firmly believe these key components enrich the client experience and improve outcomes. An entire section of the book is devoted to comprehensive aftercare, as the authors feel post-operative programming is foundational to patients’ long-term success. Whether you are a seasoned clinician or just getting started in the field, it is a resource for all aspects of integrated health for those who care for the bariatric population.