|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2660342||1140347||2016||8 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
• Individuals with overweight and obesity are often reluctant to seek medical help for any health issue due to perceived provider discrimination.
• Providers who are biased against individuals with obesity can a hinder our nation’s effort to effectively fight the obesity epidemic.
• Providers must help fight obesity bias and discrimination.
• It is important to raise awareness of provider weight bias and stigma and offer strategies that increase sensitivity and compassion to individuals with obesity in an effort to provide the best possible health care.
Overweight and obesity are escalating in epidemic proportions in the United States. Individuals with overweight and obesity are often reluctant to seek medical help, not only for weight reduction but also for any health issue because of perceived provider discrimination. Providers who are biased against individuals with obesity can hinder our nation's effort to effectively fight the obesity epidemic. By addressing weight bias in the provider setting, individuals affected by obesity may be more likely to engage in a meaningful and productive discussion of weight. Providers need to be the go-to source for obesity-focused information on new and emerging treatments.
Journal: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - Volume 12, Issue 7, July–August 2016, Pages 425–432