OFFICE ENVIRONMENT STRATEGIES TO REDUCE WEIGHT BIAS
Creating a Respectful Environment
Only one in 11 physicians has a scale that goes over 300 pounds. That is just one example of how health care settings have not kept pace with the reality of a heavier population. With more than 60 percent of American adults overweight and a quarter of those obese, a practice setting that is not designed with large patients in mind is dangerously antiquated. Through information, resources, and check lists this module will help you answer:
What factors should I keep in mind when purchasing equipment?
How can we change procedures to make sure patients of all sizes receive thorough, respectful exams?