Adolescent Bariatric Surgery: A life saving procedure or another failing technique?

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dc.contributor.author Blurton, Brooke
dc.contributor.editor Martin, David
dc.contributor.editor Godfrey, Nelda
dc.contributor.editor Brewer, M. Kathleen
dc.contributor.editor Greischar-Billiard, Jo Ellen
dc.coverage.temporal Fall 2010 - Spring 2011
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-25T21:52:26Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-25T21:52:26Z
dc.date.created 2011
dc.date.issued 2011-08-25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2271/965
dc.description Brooke Blurton is a native of Jetmore, Kansas. While at the KU School of Nursing, Brooke was recognized for her clinical expertise by receiving the highly coveted Clinical Excellence Award on three separate occasions (the most possible). She is a member of the Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. She was the recipient of the Doris Geitgey and the Pusitz Nursing Scholarships. en_US
dc.description.abstract Lacking effective modalities to treat obesity in children puts doctors and nurses at the forefront of the ethical dilemma of saving a child’s life with a risky and poorly researched bariatric surgical procedure. The following information will dive into facts known about adolescent obesity in general, alternative treatments for obesity, the ethical dilemma experienced when deciding how and when to treat a child with bariatric surgery, and finally bariatric surgery benefits and complications. Informing the reader of the trend of treating adolescent obesity with bariatric surgery and the risks and benefits associated with treatment is the purpose of this paper. The most important point made by supporters of surgery is medication treatment and surgery only attempted if all other treatment modalities have failed (Paoletti, 2007). While highly controversial, bariatric surgery when studied has been the most effective treatment modality for childhood morbid obesity, but consequently also poses the largest risk (Camden, 2009). Studies of the risks and benefits of gastric bypass are currently being performed and need to be examined upon release to determine if the benefits of this uncertain surgery outweigh the risks associated, then indicators for surgery should be nationally published. Additional studies in the area of long term outcomes and consequences are crucial due to the complexity of the surgery and unique psychological and physical issues that adolescents face (Paeletti, 2007). en_US
dc.description.sponsorship UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SCHOOL OF NURSING BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING PROGRAM AND DELTA CHAPTER OF SIGMA THETA INTERNATIONAL en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents Editorial Mandatory Gardasil Vaccination in Adolescents Biethman, E Adolescent Bariatric Surgery: A life saving procedure or another failing technique Blurton, B R To Treat or Not To Treat? Cancer During Pregnancy Dudley, K It’s a Thin Line Between Confidentiality and Disclosing Patient Information. Horn, K G Ethical Considerations of Pharmaceutical Colonialism Lee, A Questioning the Persistent Vegetative State Medis, K J Pediatric Advance Directives: A Voice for the Voiceless Nelson, H Patient Autonomy and End-of-Life Care: Cross-Cultural Considerations Silvey, L Family Presence During Resuscitation in Adult Patients Tafreshi, D R Women’s Self-Help Groups in India: Gender Equity, a Human Right Wurtz, H
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Journal of Undergraduate Nursing Writing
dc.subject Bariatric Surgery en_US
dc.subject Adolescents en_US
dc.title Adolescent Bariatric Surgery: A life saving procedure or another failing technique? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
rft.spage 15 en_US

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