This week we reviewed material related to lifestyle medicine in primary care, particularly the provision of nutritional coaching, physical activity promotion, medication adherence enhancement, smoking cessation, and sleep hygiene. For this week’s discussion board you are to address the below in a substantive post. Use references from the course readings and materials to support your response.
1. Consider a patient with whom you have worked (past, present, or fictional) for whom at least one of the above topics was a challenge.
2. Provide patient background (demographics, treatment history, etc.) to contextualize the case
3. Based on this week’s materials, how would you have altered your care with them to promote better outcomes?
4. How would the patient have responded to this change in care?
5. Provide specific examples of the SMART goals you would utilize to assist with health behavior change.