Essay on Presentation1 Vit D

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The Vitamin D Deficiencies:
Physicians’ Education &
Communication

By: Katherine Astaneh, BSN, RN

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Search Engines &
Key Words
Databases Used

Key Words

CINAHL
JSTOR
Cochrane Review
Agency for Health Care
Research and Quality
 PubMed
 Sage






















Vitamin D
25 Hydroxyvitamin D
Survey
Awareness
Physicians
Supplementation
Meta Analysis
Pregnancy
Fetus
Children
Adolescent
Less + light + living
Controversy
Communication
Education
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Strategy Methods
Included in Search
 Full Text Articles
 Meta Analysis
 Peer Reviewed
 Randomized Surveys
 Government Agencies
 Evidence Based Practice

Excluded in Search
 Google
 .com sites
 Year older than 2009
 Adults not of child-bearing
age
 Other disease of vitamin D

Forbes.com, 2014

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Controversy
 Are physicians up to date on new

standards of practice?






American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Institute of Medicine (IOM)
Endocrine Society’s Clinical Practice Guidelines
U.S. Department of Food and Drug Administration
U.S Department of Agriculture

 Are physicians communication skills patient
population friendly?
 No medical jargon used
 Allow time for patient questions
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What exactly is the problem? (part 1):
Education
AAP, 2011



To date no consistent Vitamin D level of supplementation (Kopes-Kerr, 2013).



Why?
Studies are continuously being performed with new evidence

contraindicating previous studies.
 No Set Standard of dosing or testing of populations for Health
Care Professionals.


Pregnant Women/Fetus
 Pregnancy
 Breast Feeding

Who is
Affected?

Infant/Adolescent
Age
Race/Ethnicity
Latitude
 Physical Outdoor Play
 Obesity
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IOM & Endocrine Practice
Guideline Committee Comparison

(U.S Department of Agriculture,
2011)
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What exactly is the problem? (part 2):
Communication
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Vitamin D Deficiency:
Education & Communication

 Increase knowledge & ability of physician
Increase in satisfied patient population
Increase in compliance Fa
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Breast-Feeding Mothers

Insurance Companies
Pregnant women/Fetus
Physician

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Impact
 Physicians
 Knowledge deficient
 Inability to express educational information to patient
 Word of mouth for lax health care
 Increase in health care cost which can affect physician personally and in the
healthcare facility where employed

 Patients
 Knowledge deficient due to lack of VDD details
Inability to make corrective actions leading to further implications

 Society
 Knowledge deficient
Leads to unhealthy society due to VDD related disease
Consider VDD in everyone-society would eventually be gone
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Where to start
 Awareness Assessment of Physicians
 Educate as needed
Give seminars at local schools
Office information parties and invite patients

 Offer Visual Aids for office (see following slides)

 Communication abilities in physician to patient
situations
 Survey patients for compliance
Ask why/why not compliant

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(U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2011)
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Foods Fortified in Vitamin D
U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S Department of Agriculture,
2011

U.S. Food & Drug Administration

National Institute of Health, 2014

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Solutions

Stay informed

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V. A physician shall continue to study, apply, and advance scientific knowledge, maintain a
commitment to medical education, make relevant information available to patients, colleagues, and
the public,…