Teaching a family-based approach to fight obesity

Chung Yee Zenobia Chan

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingChapter in an edited book (as author)Academic researchpeer-review


To encourage family participation and to mobilize family resources in the treatment of obesity are the objectives of this chapter. In this chapter, I show how, as a health educator, I teach students to work with a family who has a mentally handicapped member suffering from obesity. This demonstrates the client-driven approach and the familyvisible mentality that should be suggested when working with these afflicted families.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Issues in Chinese Contexts
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781536112238
ISBN (Print)9781608767236
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Medicine


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