Yet again, a relevant article in a major UK newspaper.
Though the word "thyroid" appears in neither the newspaper article nor the research paper.
Obese patients ‘being weight-shamed by doctors and nurses’
Exclusive: Research shows some people skip medical appointments because they feel humiliated by staff
Doctors and nurses often “weight-shame” people who are overweight or obese, leaving them feeling anxious, depressed and wrongly blaming themselves for their condition, research has found.
Such behaviour, although usually the result of “unconscious weight bias”, leads to people not attending medical appointments, feeling humiliated and being more likely to put on weight.
The problem is so widespread around the world that health professionals need to be taught as students that excess weight is almost guaranteed in modern society and not the fault of individuals, so they treat people more sensitively, according to the authors of the study, who have shared their findings with the Guardian.
Rest of Guardian article here:
This is the paper behind the newspaper article:
Effective strategies in ending weight stigma in healthcare
Britta Talumaa, Adrian Brown, Rachel L. Batterham, Anastasia Z. Kalea
First published: 07 August 2022
Full paper freely accessible here:
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