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Music well what do we have here he burned his hand on a stove did you warn him not to touch a hot stove of course I did well I'm afraid we can't help him clearly he did this to himself that's absurd isn't it that a doctor would compromise care for a patient because he did it to himself but unfortunately overweight and obese people are the victims of this kind of irrational weight prejudice almost every day whether it's in the form of negative attitudes societal stigma or unfair treatment Music my name is Emmy and as the first plus-size supermodel trust me I know what it's like to be judged based on my size and that's why I'm here today to raise your awareness of exactly what weight bias is how it shows up in medical practices and who its victims sources and consequences are I'm hopeful that by the time that we come to the end of this brief journey you'll be inspired to make subtle the critical changes in your own medical practice and perhaps even adjust your own perceptions and treatment of your overweight and obese patients weight stigma is bias and discrimination aimed at overweight people based on a series of social attitudes that people develop they can start very early in life that assume that there's something wrong with overweight people and that they should be punished for their condition hi could you help me do you have an appointment yes I made it a year ago named Cole Natasha mm-hmm you can take a seat over a year ago she was really hate coming to the doctor one important area where weight bias is expressed is in medical care overweight people are very often reluctant to go get medical care preventive services in particular because of biased attitudes they feel that they're going to encounter at the hands of health care professionals there have been studies with physicians with medical students with nurses with dieticians with psychologists and with other health care professionals showing quite negative attitudes and feelings that there's something wrong with the overweight person that their weight condition is that their fault and that because they haven't lost weight there's something seriously lacking in their personality ma ma ladies you Music weight bias can be as hurtful and difficult to counter as racial prejudice and yet there's no anti-discrimination laws to protect people who are overweight weight bias is so prevalent in our society that most people don't even stop to question it as a result overweight individuals confront negative stereotypes and Prejudice often on a daily basis it's important to recognize just how common this problem is in the United States we recently examined a nationally representative sample of American adults and found that the prevalence of weight discrimination is comparable to racial discrimination and has in fact more common than racial discrimination among women we also found that the prevalence of weight discrimination is more common than discrimination due to ethnicity religion sexual orientation or physical disability it's important to consider that statistically six out of ten patients in your waiting room are already overweight or obese and that number is rapidly on the rise and most of you know that obesity has doubled in the past 20 years in both children and adults and frightening Lee it's tripled in teens one in five children is overweight and overweight children tend to become overweight adults 30% of adults are obese and were right on track for this trend to continue whether or not you want to deal with this the obesity epidemic is increasingly going to impact your practice and as these numbers continue to grow anything you can do to make your overweight and obese patients feel more comfortable and accepted will translate into an improved work environment and a more successful practice and most importantly better health outcomes for your patients miss Cole the nurse will take you in the stigma of obesity is so strong that even health care professionals specializing in the treatment of obesity hold negative attitudes towards the obese and infer that these people have blameworthy behavior step on the scale please I'd rather not we have to weigh you it's the same as last time we need it for our medical records Music 260 pounds what are you 5'4 you've gained weight since last year it looks like your diet isn't working please move into the examination room the doctor will be right with you how hard is it to push yourself away from the table and now and get off the couch nothing to it but to do it you got to work hard to get that overweight physicians limit their interactions with obese patients are ambivalent about treatment roles and are reluctant to perform certain screenings studies have revealed that nurses to view obese patients as lazy over indulgent non-compliant and less successful than their average weight counterparts nurses self-reported alarming statistics one study found that in third to half of the nurses surveyed admitted feeling uncomfortable caring for obese patients many would prefer not to touch these patients 1/4 of them agree that obese patients repulsed them and fully a third would prefer not to care for obese patients at all and these are their caregivers this thing isn't big enough for you Music here change into this Sehwa know where the extra-large blood pressure compass Music so weight bias could affect an individual's health in many ways just being the victim of discrimination could affect your health but then you add to that the fact that people don't get care as they should because of the biased attitudes they expect to encounter creates a real problem health care providers are not immune to weight bias and unfortunately many overweight and obese patients report negative experiences from multiple groups of providers as an example we surveyed over 2400 overweight and obese adults and we asked

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