Oral Health + Overall Health

PATERNALISM IN HEALTH CARE DECISION FOR BARIATRIC PATIENTS

Based on reports from the centers for Disease Control(CDC) more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese. Weight loss surgery is shown to be one of the most effected long term weight loss method used to date. But not with complications including oral health. Some of the latest studies show paternalistic decision making is still practiced and is influenced by assumption about the patients characteristic. Patient voices should be heard working with medical communities and research scientist.

Comment No. 212