Issues and Trends in Nursing: Essential Knowledge for Today and Tomorrow
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Chapter 13: Vulnerable Populations

This problem-based learning case, "Don G. Smyth: Smoking Control," is designed to introduce the various concepts of smoking cessation counseling, behavioral diagnosis, targeted patient education and behavioral intervention. Materials and guides are provided for taking a smoking history, determining readiness to change and developing smoking cessation and heath promotion interventions. A chapter from "How to help your patients stop smoking: A National Cancer Institute manual for physicians" is included. (Phillips, et al., 2000, University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston and Leigh High Valley Hospital).
"Don G. Smyth: Smoking Control,"
Interactive case study: "Promoting Behavior Change and Adherence: Options for Treatment." Patient & MD discuss diabetic management. The process is outlined in writing during the video. The viewer can click on sections of the outline to access a short "movie" disclosing background thoughts at that point in the discussion.
"Promoting Behavior Change and Adherence: Options for Treatment."
American Heart Association
This association's website provides extensive information on obesity and overweight.
American Obesity Association
National Cancer Institute provides an extensive discussion of health promotion theory at this Web site. Individual theorists are presented. Use the menu on the left to navigate to various sections of interest.
National Cancer Institute
An interactive case study. Patient & physician discuss diabetic management. The process is outlined in writing during the video. The viewer can click on sections of the outline to access a short "movie" disclosing background thoughts at that point in the discussion.
Promoting Behavior Change and Adherence: Assessing the Patient''s Situation
The Joint Center for Poverty Research, a national and interdisciplinary academic research center, seeks to advance our understanding of what it means to be poor in America. The Newsroom and Poverty Info sections (see left sidebar) provide links to articles, announcements, and facts about poverty. (Northwestern University and the University of Chicago)
The Joint Center for Poverty Research
The National Center on Physical Activity and Disabilities (NCPAD) offers many resources for adapted services. This Website site provides numerous links to specific disabilities and chronic health conditions that impact activity choices.
The National Center on Physical Activity and Disabilities

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