S3-E42.1 – Allied Health and Patient Empowerment for NAFLD

S3-E42.1 - Allied Health and Patient Empowerment for NAFLD
Louise Campbell hosts this week’s NASH Tsunami and talks about the role of allied health professionals and patient empowerment in developing a NAFLD pathway. In this conversation, Jörn Schattenberg discusses a paper he co-authored that aims to guide multisectoral action on NAFLD through a societal approach.

Surfers Louise Campbell and Jörn Schattenberg are joined by patient advocate Robert Mitchell-Thain, liver nurse Michelle Clayton, and healthcare consultant Stephen Callaghan to talk about their unique perspectives in the process of pathway development for NAFLD. In doing so, the group looks for ways to incorporate the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) established by the United Nations – an urgent call for action on health, economy, and starvation amongst other human rights issues.

Allied Health and Patient Empowerment for NAFLD

Earlier this year, Jörn co-authored a paper titled, A sustainable development goal framework to guide multisectoral action on NAFLD through a societal approach (2022). Jörn talks about the process and intention behind the paper. He recalls that leading author, Jeff Lazarus, sought to incorporate the SDG and its applicable targets to the challenges posed specifically by NAFLD. The group identifies a lack of representation in authorship and discusses how to improve on this. It is agreed that developing a pathway requires the contribution of nurses, patients and patient advocates, and other allied health professionals.

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