Nutrition beyond drugs and devices: a review of the approaches to enhance the capacity of nutrition care provision by general practitioners

Crowley, Jennifer, Ball, Lauren, Wall, Clare and Leveritt, Michael (2012) Nutrition beyond drugs and devices: a review of the approaches to enhance the capacity of nutrition care provision by general practitioners. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 18 2: 90-95. doi:10.1071/PY11116


Author Crowley, Jennifer
Ball, Lauren
Wall, Clare
Leveritt, Michael
Title Nutrition beyond drugs and devices: a review of the approaches to enhance the capacity of nutrition care provision by general practitioners
Journal name Australian Journal of Primary Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1448-7527
1836-7399
Publication date 2012-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1071/PY11116
Volume 18
Issue 2
Start page 90
End page 95
Total pages 6
Place of publication Collingwood, VIC, Australia
Publisher C S I R O Publishing
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract The prevention and management of chronic disease is a key priority for primary care services. Nutritionrelated care is an integral feature of several best practice guidelines for management of chronic disease in the general practice setting. This paper critically reviews the international literature to enhance the nutrition knowledge, skills and overall capacity of GPs to provide nutrition care using examples from nutrition in medical education, continuing medical education, GP-centred and practice-setting approaches. The medical nutrition education approach provides an opportunity for linear translation between desired nutrition competencies and curriculum learning objectives, while that of continuing medical education allows for tailored nutrition education to increase nutrition competencies once a learning need is identified. The GP-centred approach focuses on the determinants of nutrition care provision by GPs as strategies for enhancing nutrition care delivery, whereas the practice setting approach aims to increase the nutrition-related exposure to patients through avenues independent of the GP. In the Australian and New Zealand context, the potential appropriateness of these approaches requires judicious consideration, as it is unlikely that one approach will comprehensively address this topic. Ongoing multifaceted evaluation of each approach is needed to ensure enhancement of GPs’ capacity to provide nutrition care by increasing nutrition knowledge and skills, and improving patient health outcomes.
Keyword Continuing Medical-Education
Hospital-Medicine
Family Physicians
Core-Competences
Guidance
Intervention
Expectations
Management
Barriers
Advice
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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