Obesity and diet with your adult or geriatric patients

Discussion 6
A predominant theme in research and practice today is obesity, which is increasing at an alarming rate worldwide in all ages. As a future nurse practitioner:

  1. How would you approach or discuss the topic of obesity and diet with your adult or geriatric patients?
  2. What are the possible health consequences of obesity and what factors need to be taken into consideration when treating the obese patient who also has multiple comorbidities (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol)?
    Requirements: 4 paragraphs
    Discussion 7

Darlene, age 32 years, has been having back pain for a number of years, ever since suffering a compressed L2 disc as the result of a motor vehicle accident that led to surgery and extensive physiotherapy. Now she is missing time from work as a secretary because of constant pain. Darlene has been referred to you for chronic pain.

  1. As the nurse practitioner working with Darlene, what aspects of disorders of pain are important to understand?
  2. How would you effectively manage Darlene’s pain at this time?
    Requirements: 4 paragraphs

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