Innovative Discoveries Series: Weight Stigma and Health: Implications for Clinical Care

Location: CCHS or web
Date: Fri: 05/11/18 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Innovative Discoveries Series -Weight Stigma and Health: Implications for Clinical Care

Location: CCHS or web
Date: Fri: 05/11/18 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Weight Stigma and Health: Implications for Clinical Care

Rebecca Pearl, University of Penn
May 11, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 pm
Christiana Hospital Ammon Room 1100 or online at https://bluejeans.com/361095905

Weight-biased attitudes are pervasive, and individuals with obesity frequently experience disparagement, bullying, and discrimination due to their weight. Some individuals with obesity also internalize negative weight stereotypes and devalue themselves due to their weight (or self-stigmatize). Experiences and internalization of weight stigma have a negative impact on both mental and physical health. Health care professionals can take steps to ensure that patients with obesity feel respected and supported when discussing weight. This talk will provide an overview of weight stigma, including its adverse effects on health. It will also provide concrete strategies for reducing weight stigma in health care settings.

At the end of this talk, you will be able to:

  • Define weight bias and stigma. 
  • Understand how weight stigma negatively affects emotional and physical health.
  • Learn strategies for reducing weight bias and stigma.  

For more information and to RSVP, click here



Location:
CCHS or web
Date:
Fri: 05/11/18 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Registration Deadline:
05/11/18

Continuing Ed Credits: 1

Contact:
Deena Chisholm
phone:
302-733-5868


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