Current management strategies in the treatment of obesity
Alison Shepherd Nurse tutor, Florence Nightingale school of nursing and midwifery, Kings College, London
This article explores the evidence surrounding management strategies aimed at addressing the obesity crisis in the UK. Issues concerned with the delivery of dietary advice and the promotion of weight loss are discussed. The article will focus on the role of drug therapy as an adjunct in the management of obesity. Practical guidance to assist healthcare professionals who come into contact with obese patients will be presented.
Nursing Standard. 25, 14,49-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.12.25.14.49.c8155
Published in print: 08 December 2010Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review