Given the prevalence of nutritionally related chronic diseases in American society, the training of physicians should include a focus on the relations of diet to disease.
Yet, despite scientific data.
US government reports, society studies, and congressional mandates, the teaching of nutrition in medical schools and residency programs remains inadequate.
The authority whom patients most wish to consult for information on health-their physician-thus remains insufficiently informed about the role of diet in the prevention and treatment of disease.
New efforts must be initiated to train nutrition-literate physicians.
The principal obstacle to nutrition literacy among physicians is the paucity of physician nutrition specialists (PNSs) on medical school faculties who can effectively advocate for change in medical school and residency curricula and who can serve as role models for incorporating nutrition into patient care.
To encourage nutrition societies to unite in addressing these issues. the Intersociety Professional Nutrition Education Consortium was founded in 1997.
The Consortium aims to establish educational standards for fellowship training and a unified mechanism for posttraining certification of PNSs, and to develop a long-term plan to increase the pool of PNSs and surmount obstacles that currently impede the incorporation of nutrition education into the curricula of medical schools and primary-care residency programs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Education nutritionnelle, Médecin, Spécialité médicale, Nutrition, Prévention, Maladie, Enseignement universitaire, Enseignement professionnel, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Personnel sanitaire, Article synthèse
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nutrition education, Physician, Medical specialty, Nutrition, Prevention, Disease, Higher education, Occupational education, United States, North America, America, Health staff, Review
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Cote : 98-0490487
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 19/02/1999.