What counseling approach would you use for each patient and why? Discuss any barriers you see with each patient. How would you address the identified barriers? What goals would you identify for each patient? Answer all questions posted regarding the case study using the counseling perspective highlighted in the weekly chapter(s)
[ Nutritional Counseling and education skills( Holli & Beto) chapters 5 &6]
Len Howard a 48-year-old male executive in a Fortune 500 Company. In a recent physical Exam, he was 5’11” tall and weighed 175. His serum cholesterol was 290 9 desirable: less than 200 mg/dl) with high-density lipoprotein of 50 (desirable 60 mg/dl and above) and LDL of 220 ( desirable: less than 100 mg/dl)
On the recommendation of his physician, he made an appointment with the dietitian in the corporate wellness program.MR. Howard’s family history revealed that both his father and older brother died of heart disease. His wife is an attorney and they have a 15-year-old son.