Malnutrition treatment to become a core competency.


Schofield, C; Ashworth, A; Annan, R; Jackson, AA; (2011) Malnutrition treatment to become a core competency. Archives of disease in childhood. ISSN 0003-9888 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/adc.2010.209015

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Abstract

The International Pediatric Association has resolved that the identification and treatment of severe malnutrition should be a core competency for paediatricians and related health professionals worldwide. The Resolution is in response to the urgent need to reduce deaths and disability among young children. The Resolution has implications for the training of doctors, nurses and other health workers as current curricula are often insufficient to confer competency. Results of a survey of national paediatric societies suggest that training institutions need assistance in teaching about malnutrition treatment. Formation of national multidisciplinary teams for advocacy, strategic planning and action are proposed and it is anticipated that paediatricians will play a major role.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- ) > Dept of Nutrition and Public Health Interventions Research (2003-2012)
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- )
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Pathogen Molecular Biology
PubMed ID: 21427122
Web of Science ID: 303321600021
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1068

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