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Weight bias is pervasive in society and the healthcare system. Healthcare providers are frequently cited as having stigmatizing interactions and beliefs about patients who have obesity. Weight stigma has been shown to hinder productive clinician-patient communication, and the occurrence of stigma has been shown to increase the likelihood of poorer health behaviors, such as increased caloric intake and decreased motivation for exercise, as well as increase the risk for further weight gain.
Via interactive discussions led by an obesity medicine physician, patient advocate, and obesity policy expert, this session will describe the published data on incidence of weight stigma in the healthcare system and describe opportunities for minimizing and avoiding weight stigma. We will further describe how weight stigma can impact policymaking and may serve as a barrier to weight and nutrition related policy advances.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 5370, 1050, 6020
- Describe the high prevalence of weight stigma in the healthcare system
- Appreciate the damaging effects of weight stigma on provider-patient communication, health behavior outcomes, weight outcomes, and policies
- Identify several opportunities for stigma reduction in clinical practice, communities, and policy
- Joseph Nadglowski,
- Patricia Nece, JD
- Scott Kahan, MD, MPH
- Christine Weithman, MBA, RD, LDN