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Lifestyle Medicine Education.

Polak R, Pojednic RM, Phillips EM - Am J Lifestyle Med (2015)

Bottom Line: Although recommended as the first line of prevention and management, providers often do not provide behavioral change counseling in their care.Medical education in lifestyle medicine is, therefore, proposed as a necessary intervention to allow all health providers to learn how to effectively and efficiently counsel their patients toward adopting and sustaining healthier behaviors.The goal of this review is to summarize the existing literature and to provide knowledge and tools to deans, administrators, faculty members, and students interested in pursuing lifestyle medicine training or establishing and improving an LMEd program within their institution.

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Affiliation: Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, Massachusetts (RP, RMP, EMP).

ABSTRACT

The actual causes of premature adult deaths, the preponderance of noncommunicable chronic diseases, and their associated costs are related to unhealthy behaviors, such as poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and tobacco use. Although recommended as the first line of prevention and management, providers often do not provide behavioral change counseling in their care. Medical education in lifestyle medicine is, therefore, proposed as a necessary intervention to allow all health providers to learn how to effectively and efficiently counsel their patients toward adopting and sustaining healthier behaviors. Lifestyle medicine curricula, including exercise, nutrition, behavioral change, and self-care, have recently evolved in all levels of medical education, together with implementation initiatives like Exercise is Medicine and the Lifestyle Medicine Education (LMEd) Collaborative. The goal of this review is to summarize the existing literature and to provide knowledge and tools to deans, administrators, faculty members, and students interested in pursuing lifestyle medicine training or establishing and improving an LMEd program within their institution.

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Lifestyle Medicine (LM) Education Continuum.
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fig2-1559827615580307: Lifestyle Medicine (LM) Education Continuum.

Mentions: The continuum of LM medical education should be implemented across all levels of medical education, as described in Figure 2. It should include medical school (UME), residency and fellowship training (GME), and CME42 and, arguably, an option for premedical training.43 Described below are the current initiatives within the established continuum of medical training.


Lifestyle Medicine Education.

Polak R, Pojednic RM, Phillips EM - Am J Lifestyle Med (2015)

Lifestyle Medicine (LM) Education Continuum.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig2-1559827615580307: Lifestyle Medicine (LM) Education Continuum.
Mentions: The continuum of LM medical education should be implemented across all levels of medical education, as described in Figure 2. It should include medical school (UME), residency and fellowship training (GME), and CME42 and, arguably, an option for premedical training.43 Described below are the current initiatives within the established continuum of medical training.

Bottom Line: Although recommended as the first line of prevention and management, providers often do not provide behavioral change counseling in their care.Medical education in lifestyle medicine is, therefore, proposed as a necessary intervention to allow all health providers to learn how to effectively and efficiently counsel their patients toward adopting and sustaining healthier behaviors.The goal of this review is to summarize the existing literature and to provide knowledge and tools to deans, administrators, faculty members, and students interested in pursuing lifestyle medicine training or establishing and improving an LMEd program within their institution.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, Massachusetts (RP, RMP, EMP).

ABSTRACT

The actual causes of premature adult deaths, the preponderance of noncommunicable chronic diseases, and their associated costs are related to unhealthy behaviors, such as poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and tobacco use. Although recommended as the first line of prevention and management, providers often do not provide behavioral change counseling in their care. Medical education in lifestyle medicine is, therefore, proposed as a necessary intervention to allow all health providers to learn how to effectively and efficiently counsel their patients toward adopting and sustaining healthier behaviors. Lifestyle medicine curricula, including exercise, nutrition, behavioral change, and self-care, have recently evolved in all levels of medical education, together with implementation initiatives like Exercise is Medicine and the Lifestyle Medicine Education (LMEd) Collaborative. The goal of this review is to summarize the existing literature and to provide knowledge and tools to deans, administrators, faculty members, and students interested in pursuing lifestyle medicine training or establishing and improving an LMEd program within their institution.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus