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Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice

April 2004, Volume 18 Number 2 , p 80 - 87

Author

  • BARBARA HARRISON BScN, MS, RN

Abstract

Implications for Nursing Practice Psychotropic medication-induced weight gain is an often neglected problem that is not readily addressed in the clinical setting. On the basis of the scope of the problem, nurses should view medication-induced weight gain as a priority. Nurses are in a unique position to design and implement an individualized weight management program through the collaborative and holistic strategies that the nursing process provides.

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