Here is a link to my first published interview called, “How Nurses Can Help Fight Childhood Obesity.” This may be written for nurses, but the message is applicable to anyone working with children. Please take a little time to read this article and use it in your practice. You make a difference with your caring approach!
My favorite quote:
“Talking about weight is a very sensitive issue and we don’t want to lose trust with our patients. It has even been shown that people who feel judged about their weight are more likely to add extra pounds,” she stated. “We use a caring approach in scripting which invites patients and families to share their concerns with us. People need to be ready for and desiring change in order for change to occur. This approach helps us to know what help a family is truly seeking.”
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Tara Arnold, RN
Mrs. Oregon America 2013