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Confronting obesity, stigma and weight bias in healthcare with a person centred care approach: A case study

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal
Volume 25 Issue 1 (Jul 2017)

Abstract: The increasing rates of obesity within Australia present a challenge for healthcare professionals from all disciplines working in the health system. Current statistics indicate that 63% of adults are outside of the normal weight range, with 35% overweight and 28% obese (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2012).

To cite this article: Wakefield, Kerry and Feo, Rebecca. Confronting obesity, stigma and weight bias in healthcare with a person centred care approach: A case study [online]. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, Vol. 25, No. 1, Jul 2017: 28-31. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=909958228125391;res=IELHEA> ISSN: 2202-7114. [cited 22 Jul 17].

Personal Author: Wakefield, Kerry; Feo, Rebecca; Source: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, Vol. 25, No. 1, Jul 2017: 28-31 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 2202-7114 Subject: Obesity--Social aspects; Obesity--Prevention; Nursing ethics; Discrimination against overweight persons; Overweight persons--Health and hygiene; Nurses--Attitudes; Affiliation: (1) Clinical Practice Consultant, Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Adelaide, email: Kerry.wakefield@sa.gov.au
(2) Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Adelaide Nursing School, University of Adelaide

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