• Q&A: ‘Fatness' as a measure of health perpetuates negligent medicine, weight stigma

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Stigmatization of patients with obesity can affect access to quality health care as well as their comfort and trust in practitioners, while also perpetuating misdiagnosis and “negligent medicine,” researchers and nutritionists report.
    “Weight stigma is our negative beliefs and stereotypes based on a person's weight, size or shape that impacts the kind of care they are getting,” Beth Rosen, MS, RD, CDN, owner of Beth Rosen Nutrition and director of nutrition and dietary services for GI OnDEMAND, told Healio. “It affects a broad spectrum of people with
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