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Capacity building in nutrition science: revisiting the curricula for medical professionals.

Abstract

The current nutrition education curricula for students in U.S. medical schools, and schools of other health professions, such as nursing and oral health, do not provide enough opportunity to gain knowledge of the interactions among micro- and macronutrients, their role in maintaining optimal body functions, factors that interfere with these interactions, or, importantly, how to integrate this knowledge into medical practice. There is a need to better prepare healthcare professionals for identifying nutrition risk and managing hospitalized patients, especially those with chronic conditions, using an interprofessional, team-based approach. A major goal of this report is to revisit current nutrition training programs for physicians and other healthcare professionals in order to explore opportunities for providing healthcare providers with the essential tools of preventative and therapeutic nutrition intervention strategies. The issues addressed include whether a consensus exists on how to integrate basic and applied nutrition into the general healthcare professional curriculum, and if so, at which stages of training and at what depth should these integrations occur; how nutrition education is dealt with and achieved throughout all the health professions; and whether current nutrition education models are sufficient. To help address these issues, the report will review current nutrition education practices-their strengths and weaknesses-as well as evaluate promising new initiatives, and offer proposals for new directions for nutrition education training of future generation of medical practitioners.

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    Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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    MeSH

    Diet Therapy
    Education, Medical, Continuing
    Education, Medical, Graduate
    Humans
    Nutritional Sciences
    Schools, Medical
    United States

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    24329516

    Citation

    Dimaria-Ghalili, Rose Ann, et al. "Capacity Building in Nutrition Science: Revisiting the Curricula for Medical Professionals." Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 1306, 2013, pp. 21-40.
    Dimaria-Ghalili RA, Edwards M, Friedman G, et al. Capacity building in nutrition science: revisiting the curricula for medical professionals. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2013;1306:21-40.
    Dimaria-Ghalili, R. A., Edwards, M., Friedman, G., Jaferi, A., Kohlmeier, M., Kris-Etherton, P., ... Wylie-Rosett, J. (2013). Capacity building in nutrition science: revisiting the curricula for medical professionals. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1306, pp. 21-40. doi:10.1111/nyas.12334.
    Dimaria-Ghalili RA, et al. Capacity Building in Nutrition Science: Revisiting the Curricula for Medical Professionals. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2013;1306:21-40. PubMed PMID: 24329516.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - Capacity building in nutrition science: revisiting the curricula for medical professionals. AU - Dimaria-Ghalili,Rose Ann, AU - Edwards,Marilyn, AU - Friedman,Gerald, AU - Jaferi,Azra, AU - Kohlmeier,Martin, AU - Kris-Etherton,Penny, AU - Lenders,Carine, AU - Palmer,Carole, AU - Wylie-Rosett,Judith, PY - 2013/12/17/entrez PY - 2013/12/18/pubmed PY - 2014/2/5/medline KW - curriculum KW - dentist KW - dietician KW - education KW - health professions KW - medical school KW - nurse KW - nutrition KW - physician SP - 21 EP - 40 JF - Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences JO - Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. VL - 1306 N2 - The current nutrition education curricula for students in U.S. medical schools, and schools of other health professions, such as nursing and oral health, do not provide enough opportunity to gain knowledge of the interactions among micro- and macronutrients, their role in maintaining optimal body functions, factors that interfere with these interactions, or, importantly, how to integrate this knowledge into medical practice. There is a need to better prepare healthcare professionals for identifying nutrition risk and managing hospitalized patients, especially those with chronic conditions, using an interprofessional, team-based approach. A major goal of this report is to revisit current nutrition training programs for physicians and other healthcare professionals in order to explore opportunities for providing healthcare providers with the essential tools of preventative and therapeutic nutrition intervention strategies. The issues addressed include whether a consensus exists on how to integrate basic and applied nutrition into the general healthcare professional curriculum, and if so, at which stages of training and at what depth should these integrations occur; how nutrition education is dealt with and achieved throughout all the health professions; and whether current nutrition education models are sufficient. To help address these issues, the report will review current nutrition education practices-their strengths and weaknesses-as well as evaluate promising new initiatives, and offer proposals for new directions for nutrition education training of future generation of medical practitioners. SN - 1749-6632 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24329516/full_citation L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nyas.12334 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -