Tag: stigma

Weight Bias, Prejudice, and Stigma in Obesity—Still Among Us and Possibly Worse Than Ever!

Weight Bias, Prejudice, and Stigma in Obesity—Still Among Us and Possibly Worse Than Ever!

| April 1, 2020

by ADRIAN DAN, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Dan is Medical Director, Weight Management Institute at Summa Health in Akron, Ohio, and Associate Professor of Surgery at Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in Rootstown, Ohio. FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Perspectives […]

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How Our Own Biases Are Blocking Progress Against Obesity

How Our Own Biases Are Blocking Progress Against Obesity

| March 1, 2019

A GUEST Message from Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA Mr. Kyle is a pharmacist and healthcare innovation professional who serves on the Board of Directors for the Obesity Action Coalition and advises The Obesity Society on advocacy. At Conscienhealth.org/news, he publishes a widely-read daily commentary that reaches an audience of more than 15,000 thought leaders in […]

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Weight Bias Among Healthcare Providers: We have Met the Enemy and it is Us—Nursing Accredited

Weight Bias Among Healthcare Providers: We have Met the Enemy and it is Us—Nursing Accredited

| March 1, 2019

This activity expired March 1, 2021. Course Overview This article reviews up-to-date data related to the issue of weight bias, particularly how it is experienced by individuals and how it might be promulgated by healthcare providers. The abundant literature shows that nearly all types of healthcare professionals evidence weight bias, both implicit and explicit, which […]

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Bariatric Surgery: Not the ‘Easy’ Way Out—the ‘Healthy’ Way Out

Bariatric Surgery: Not the ‘Easy’ Way Out—the ‘Healthy’ Way Out

| March 1, 2018

by Mary Ann Rose, EDD, RN; Mary Lisa Pories, PhD, LSW; Donna Roberson, PhD, RN; and Janice A. Neil, PhD, RN Dr. Rose is a Professor of Nursing at East Carolina University. Dr. Pories is with the College of Health and Human Performance at East Carolina University. Dr. Roberson and Neil are Associate Professors of Nursing […]

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From Stigma to Empathy: Reframing Our View of the Bariatric Patient

From Stigma to Empathy: Reframing Our View of the Bariatric Patient

| April 1, 2017

by Mary Lisa Pories, PhD, LCSW, and Mary Ann Rose, MSN, EdD Mary Lisa Pories, PhD, LCSW, is from the Colleges of Education and Health and Human Performance, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. Mary Ann Rose, MSN, EdD, is Professor of Nursing, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. Bariatric Times. 2017;14(4):10–11. ABSTRACT In this […]

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