Clinical Practices to Mitigate Weight Bias

This article reviews the evidence for how the attitudes, communication, and behaviors of clinicians differ towards patients with obesity, and examines interventions to reduce weight bias among current and future healthcare professionals. Healthcare professionals and trainees display weight bias and negative attitudes toward patients with obesity, which might adversely impact the quality of care received and contribute to health and healthcare disparities.

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About the Author

Stephanie Figon, MS, RDN, LD

Founder of NutriScape.NET. As a dietitian since 1992, Steph Figon has had experiences in consulting, 15 years in clinical, and has operated a private practice nutrition counseling office for since 2011. Connect on Linkedin