WEIGHT BIAS RESOURCES FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY CLINICS

Surgeon


For Bariatric
Surgical Centers

Even providers who specialize in working with obese patients can exhibit bias. It is especially critical that the staff of weight loss surgical centers be competent in this area. This module will provide tools to help you select appropriate equipment for larger patients. A survey of recent research also yields important clues for improved practice. Training physicians, nurses and support staff in the particular needs of obese patients, for example, has been proven to raise sensitivity and the quality of care. Look at important questions:

Does our post-surgical support meet patient needs?

Should staff development address weight bias?

 

Contents
All documents are in PDF format.

Title Page
Weight Bias Toward Bariatric Patients
Improving Care for Bariatric Clinics
BMI, Weight Bias, Provider’s Challenge
Sensitive Weighing Procedures
Checklist: Assessing the Office Environment
Consequences of Weight Bias
Bariatric Support Groups
Finding Appropriate Medical Equipment
Relevant Research Articles