Pamela H. Bryant
NursingManagement of obesityHealth policyFamily medicineMedicine
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#1Pamela G. BowenH-Index: 4
#2Loretta T. LeeH-Index: 4
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: NPs are ideal candidates for implementing positive health changes for obese patients. Providers have medical expertise and can promote obesity reduction strategies to their patients. Increased awareness of the influence of health policy and clinical implications for obesity management are needed.
Social determinants of health are economic and social conditions that influence and indicate the health status of people and communities. These conditions are shaped by the amount of money, power, and resources that people have, all of which are influenced by policy choices. Addressing social determinants of health is a complex task that must involve individuals, communities, and all levels of government to tackle the problem. Nurse practitioners are in a position to increase awareness to obesit...
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Abstract Obesity is a multifaceted, chronic condition that is a public health issue. Health care providers must modify their behavior in treating obesity in order to reduce its increasing prevalence. The theory of planned behavior is the theoretical underpinning for modifying strategies to prevent and treat obesity by addressing health policy. Suggested approaches include engaging in the policy-making process, modifying the media portrayal of obesity, and changing the reimbursement structure for...
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