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Confronting Weight Stigma in Primary Care: 10 Reports on the Problem & Strategies to Fix It


Weight bias or stigma in healthcare settings, whether explicit or implicit, may keep patients from getting care. Find a review of the recent literature in this slide show.

While persons with obesity are at increased risk for serious medical complications, they often face the additional issue of weight stigma, one that frequently carries over from general society into the healthcare setting.

Health care professionals (HCPs) often are unaware of their own personal bias against persons with obesity placing in jeopardy the ability to establish and maintain an effective therapeutic relationship.

Many recent studies and reports describe various aspects of the weight stigma problem in healthcare, and many offer strategies to reduce or eliminate it.

Scroll through the slides below for concise summaries of 10 articles you may want to bookmark.

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