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Lecture Overview

Some medicines can cause people to gain weight while others may assist to lose it. Learn the appropriate practice when prescribing weight-loss medicines and what the success and associated side effects weight-loss medicines can have.


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Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a Nurse Practitioner who runs an holistic weight loss clinic in Brisbane and who has worked within the obesity sector for several years. As well, she has many years experience as a nurse educator. For the past 25 years, Catherine has been a registered nurse, working in intensive care and perioperative areas. Currently, she works as a perioperative nurse surgical assistant with general, gynaecology, and bariatric surgeons. Over the past several years, Catherine has served on nursing association committees, including the Obesity Map of Medicine redevelopment working group. See Educator Profile


19 Total Rating(s)
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Berlinda Rexter
20 Aug 2019

A good refresher with relevance in most areas of practice, l would recommend this online lecture to all clinicians.

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Sandie Murphy
20 May 2019

Interesting subject.

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Sharmila Singh
01 May 2019

Well presented and informative.

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Trevor Lowe
09 Apr 2019

Fast pace; thankful for the slides. Wide range of aspects around weight and medications and some further suggested readings. A good reminder included around our own word framing.

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Nicholas Stewart Cleave
21 Feb 2019

Very knowledgeable presenter

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Sandra Addison
15 Feb 2019

Clear and concise education that gave me better understanding and resolve.

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Julie schiller
06 Feb 2019

Well presented & knowledgeable Presenter

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suzanne roslyn mason
04 Feb 2019

the speaker had a lot off knowledge.

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Chrispen svosve
04 Jan 2019

Knowledge gained

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Rosamund Simonsen
25 Nov 2018

Ok. Would like to have been able to see the slides clearer.