The term aprn encompasses the professions of nurse practitioners (np), clinical nurse specialists (cns), nurse-midwives (cnm), and nurse anesthetists (crna) (graduatenursingeduorg, 2015) for this discussion i will focus on the role of the np in clinical management and treatment of disease.
As the global problem of obesity continues, there is an ev\er- increasing need for the evolvement of a nursing role as an obesity nurse specialist the recent nice (2001b) guidelines and green et al (2000) have illustrated how the practice nurse can be of benefit in the management of the obese patient.
In adult and pediatric patients to facilitate the role of the np in obesity management and to serve as a resource for nps, the american nurse practitioner foundation convened a panel of nurse practitioners in san francisco on january 12, 2013, to discuss prevention and treatment strategies which nps can easily implement in their practice settings.
Keywords: obesity public health issue, nursing obesity management,, nursing and obesity the aim of this essay is to clarify and explain role of professional nurse in relation to the public health issue of obesity this essay will explore the different concepts, such us legal and ethical, which can influence professional nursing practice. British journal of nursing, 2010, vol 19, no 10 641 obesity the role of nurses in the prevention and management of obesity abstract this paper examines the current scientific knowledge on the.
Keywords: obesity public health issue, nursing obesity management,, nursing and obesity the aim of this essay is to clarify and explain role of professional nurse in relation to the public health issue of obesity.