Patient-Centered Communications and Shared Decision-Making in the Management of Obesity

Patient-Centered Communications and Shared Decision-Making in the Management of Obesity

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Dr. Charles Vega models a shared decision-making approach to obesity and overweight. Tune in to discover tips you can use in your own practice today!

Available credits: 0.25

Time to complete: 15 minutes

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  • Overview

    Obesity and overweight have reached epidemic status in the US. While safe and effective treatment options are available, it remains a challenge for clinicians to initiate conversations about weight with their patients. Learn how to open channels of communication with your patients by watching Dr. Charles Vega interact with a 42-year-old patient using shared decision-making.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Host:
    Charles P. Vega, MD
    Clinical Professor, Family Medicine
    University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
    Santa Ana, CA

    Consulting Fees: Boehringer-Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Stephen Chavez has nothing to disclose.
    • Cindy Davidson has nothing to disclose.
    • Andrea Mathis has nothing to disclose.
    • Tim Person has nothing to disclose.
    • Colleen Resnick has nothing to disclose.
    • Mario P. Trucillo, PhD, MS, has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    1. Select patients with obesity who could benefit from weight-loss medicines
    2. Discuss how personal opinions and biases may stifle optimal treatment of patients with obesity
    3. Integrate evidence-based strategies for motivational interviewing and shared decision-making into practice for patients with obesity
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of US primary care physicians, US primary care physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and RealCME. GLC is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this activity for 0.25 nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

     

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  • Commercial Support

    This education is supported by an educational grant by Lilly.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Prova Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to access a site outside of Prova Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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