Why Fat-Shaming By Doctors Really, Really Matters – xoJane

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http://www.xojane.com/issues/medical-mistakes-fat-shaming-doctors?upw

Misjudgment, assuming and placing blame on patients influence negatively a doctor’s assessment of vital information about a patient’s real health issue

How about those patients afflicted by back painful and immobilizing conditions, or those with painful arthritis, or any other illness that limit mobility considerably?

To attribute all illnesses to being overweight it may place a patient’s life at further risk by overlooking serious conditions. Not to mention that it makes you wonder
What about if you were in my place doc, if YOU were the one afflicted by my illnesses, how would you like to be treated, with respect, with compassion, with the same level of care as thinner patients …like a human being?

Don’t worry. I already know the answer.

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