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Provides articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc.
Weight Bias in Healthcare: Can It Be Prevented? [Cleveland Clinic]
Includes Health Library link for Weight Management & Obesity which includes support for management & treatment, prevention, outlook & Prognosis, and more.
Fat Shaming in the Doctor's Office Can Be Mentally and Physically Harmful [APA]
Medical discrimination based on people’s size and negative stereotypes of overweight people can take a toll on people’s physical health and well-being, according to a review of recent research presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.“Disrespectful treatment and medical fat shaming, in an attempt to motivate people to change their behavior, is stressful and can cause patients to delay health care seeking or avoid interacting with providers,” presenter Joan Chrisler, PhD, a professor of psychology at Connecticut College, said during a symposium titled “Weapons of Mass Distraction — Confronting Sizeism.”
Last updated on Nov 8, 2022 12:42 PM