Obesity

Pulsations TV Février 2015 - Plus ou moins prononcée, l’obésité peut affecter gravement la santé des personnes concernées. Régime, hygiène de vie, éducation thérapeutique, de nombreux chemins existent pour la limiter. Mais dans certains cas, c’est la chirurgie qui est proposée.

Pulsations TV Février 2015 - Bernadette avoisinait les 100 kilos. Au delà des régimes qu’elle a été incapable de suivre dans la durée, la chirurgie restait son seul espoir de retrouver sa ligne mais aussi sa vie d’avant.

Medical activities

The activities of the Division for Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases are primarily aimed at those with diabetes or obesity, with the purpose of preventing the medical and psychosocial complications of these conditions.
 

The ultimate purpose of the Division's medical activities is to teach patients how to manage their chronic diseases in the long term, in order to improve quality of life, autonomy and treatment compliance.

Research

Over the past 30 years, the Therapeutic Education Unit has developed a humanistic and innovative psychoeducational approach, aimed at patients with chronic diseases. This approach has improved their quality of life and reduced complications by 80%.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized this approach, which has become known as "therapeutic education", and the division has been a WHO collaborating center since 1983.

Obesity Prevention and Care Program

Mission

Mission of the Obesity Prevention and Care Program

Obesity Prevention and Care Program aimed at preventing and treating obesity, which has become a major public health challenge due to the health problems and the morbidity that it generates.

Obesity Prevention and Care Program is an innovative program in Switzerland and serves as a model for:

  • Promoting present and future health,
  • Reducing the consequences and considerable costs caused by obesity.

The objectives

  • offer the optimal care of patients suffering from excess weight or obesity,
  • improve the training of care providers and encourage clinical research in this field,
  • promote physical activity and healthy eating among all hospital staff.

Future parents, children, grandparents, great-grandparents, and also governments, communities, healthcare institutions, schools and companies... each of these has a role to play.

Pediatric Specialties

Mission

Mission of the Pediatric Specialties Division

Ensure the care of patients for the following specialties:

  • Pediatric Allergology
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Nephrology and Metabolism
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Exercise and Obesity Medicine

Patients can be admitted or treated as outpatients. In the latter case, patients may contact Consultations directly or can be referred by their attending physician.

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