Weight bias in healthcare professionals (VIDEO)

Weight bias in healthcare professionals (VIDEO)

Prejudice against those who are overweight and underweight often goes unrecognized

Sheethal Reddy, PhD

Dr. Reddy received her PhD in clinical psychology from Kent State University, completed a pre-doctoral internship in behavioral health at Duke University Medical Center ...

Unfortunately, there's an unspoken bias people have against those we think are fat or skinny. That bias is even present among doctors and other healthcare workers. Dr. Reddy, an Assistant Professor at Emory University, spoke to an audience of physicians and dietitians at a symposium co-sponsored by Nutrition4Kids and The Children's Care Network or Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, to help them recognize and confront the problem.

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