Obesity Stigma and Women's Health: Challenges of Decreasing Healthcare Provider Bias to Improve Outcomes
Mary Ellen A. Burke, DNP, RN, CNM, College of Nursing, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
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The primary aim of this presentation is to describe strategies and challenges in decreasing bias toward obese women by healthcare providers including nurses, nurse-midwives and medical staff. Best practices for creating a more welcoming environment for obese patients receiving gynecological and obstetrical care will be discussed.
30th International Nursing Research Congress: Theory-to-Practice: Catalyzing Collaborations to Connect Globally. Held 25-29 July 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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