“So, what are we going to do about the weight?”
This is a question that has been asked of every person living in a large body so many times they have lost track. A question that immediately blames body size and the person in the body for any and all medical concerns. A question that is full of assumptions about “what can be done.”
The asker generally has made a lot of assumptions and generalizations about the patient due to appearance or BMI alone, and may well be responding from deeply ingrained bias, both conscious and unconscious. What if all those assumptions and generalizations were essentially wrong and doing a disservice to your patients?
Amelia Mitchell examines these questions, and our role and responsibility in addressing and ending weight bias in health care.
*Please note: In order to be eligible for CE credit, you must register with your full name (as it appears on your professional license) and your license state and number.
This course is listed with the FSMTB CE Registry for 1 CEU for massage therapists.
Approved for 1 contact/clock hours of continuing education credit by the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois in collaboration with the University of Illinois Department of Family Medicine for the following professions: