ERIC Number: ED321994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
An Office Strategy for Nutrition-Related Patient Education and Compliance. Nutrition in Primary Care Series, Number 16.
Latanick, Maureen Rogan; Gallagher-Allred, Charlette R.
Nutrition is well-recognized as a necessary component of educational programs for physicians. This is to be valued in that of all factors affecting health in the United States, none is more important than nutrition. This can be argued from various perspectives, including health promotion, disease prevention, and therapeutic management. In all cases, serious consideration of nutrition related issues in the practice is seen to be one means to achieve cost-effective medical care. These modules were developed to provide more practical knowledge to health care providers, and in particular primary care physicians. This module describes some general counseling and educational skills and techniques that can be useful for physicians and their staff for promoting behavioral changes in patients. The focus is on nutritional care. The module also provides a model for delivering nutritional care in the office setting that utilizes common resources. Included are learning goals and objectives, self-checks of achievement with regard to goals, and references. (CW)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Counseling Techniques, Dietetics, Disease Control, Health Education, Independent Study, Medical Education, Medicine, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Office Management, Physiology, Preventive Medicine, Science Education, Special Health Problems, Teaching Methods, Therapeutic Environment, Therapy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Health Professions.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Family Medicine.
Note: For related documents, see SE 051 486-501. See SE 051 503-512 for "Nutrition in Health Promotion" series.