Obesity Stigma in Clinical Practice: Ask Yourself these 8 Questions

Weight bias themes in primary care are the subject of contemporary research. Which options you choose to these 8 questions may offer insight into your own unconscious prejudices.

Health care professionals, like persons in all walks of life, may hold strong negative attitudes and stereotypes about individuals with obesity. These negative attitudes, whether conscious or not, can have a negative impact on clinical encounters, quality of care, and patient outcomes.

This quick quiz is based on current research into weight bias among health care providers, and particularly those in primary care. The answers you choose may give you insight into your own personal prejudices.