Weight Bias: Nature, Consequences, and Remedies by Kelly D. Brownell PhD, Rebecca M. Puhl, Marlene B. Schwartz

By Kelly D. Brownell PhD, Rebecca M. Puhl, Marlene B. Schwartz Phd, Leslie Rudd

Discrimination in line with physique form and measurement is still common in modern day society. this crucial quantity explores the character, factors, and effects of weight bias and provides more than a few techniques to wrestle it. major psychologists, well-being execs, legal professionals, and advocates disguise such severe subject matters because the obstacles dealing with overweight adults and kids in healthiness care, paintings, and college settings; the right way to conceptualize and degree weight-related stigmatization; theories on how stigma develops; the influence on vanity and future health, rather except the physiological results of weight problems; and methods for lowering prejudice and bringing approximately systemic swap.

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A second study also employed the IAT with obesity specialists (Schwartz, Chambliss, Brownell, Blair, & Billington, 2003). Participants in this study were 389 health professionals who attended an international obesity conference. , 2003). ” Implicit anti-fat attitudes were found to be related to sex, age, BMI, and professional experience. , 2003). 2. Results of implicit attitude testing in obesity specialists. Subjects categorized more words correctly when “fat people” was paired with negative, versus positive, attributes.

Boston University Law Review, 74, 667–686. NATURE Bias in Health ANDCare EXTENT Settings OF WEIGHT BIAS CHAPTER 2 ¢ ¢ ¢ Bias in Health Care Settings ANTHONY N. FABRICATORE THOMAS A. WADDEN GARY D. FOSTER Whatever houses I may visit, I will come for the benefit of the sick, remaining free of all intentional injustice. . —FROM THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH (Edelstein, 1943, p. ” This statement does not explicitly appear in the oath, but captures the essence of the pledge. The present chapter investigates whether physicians and other health care providers are free of injustice in caring for obese individuals, intentional or not.

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