Clinical Care of the Child with Obesity: A Learner's and Teacher's Guide

  • ISBN 9780071819718
  • Author: Hassink, Sandra Gibson
  • Publ Date: 2016-01-01
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A clinical approach to treating and preventing childhood obesity Clinical Care of the Child With Obesity is written to educate physicians to understand the pathophysiology and etiologies of obesity, to identify and manage pediatric patients with obesity and to learn skills for use in their future practices and communities. The book accomplishes its goals by adhering to the competencies set forth by the ACGME for practitioners, including individualized patient care; extensive medical knowledge about obesity pathophysiology, comorbidities, and psychosocial and behavioral factors influencing disease development; practice-based learning and improvement; interpersonal communication skills; professionalism; and systems-based practice. This combination of ready-to-apply practice methods, core medical knowledge, and interpersonal skills are the physicians' best means to improved care and better results. Adheres to ACGME guidelines on what physicians need to know to care for overweight and obese children, making it the best prep available for certification and MOC Offers practical recommendations for assessment, prevention, and treatment, care for earlier intervention
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