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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201634
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Stigmatization of Overweight Patients by Nurses
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) The focus of this research study was the exploration of the phenomenon of stigmatization of overweight persons by nurses. The philosophical tradition of Phenomenology, based on Heidegger’s view of the person guided the researchers in uncovering the meaning of stigmatization for eight chronically ill individuals with a body mass index greater than 30. Stigmatization by nurses for this group of medically obese women meant being exposed to Unintentional Harm, Presuppositions, and Reluctant Care. Perceptions of stigma were manifested as Shame, Marginalization, and Anxiety in Seeking Heath Care. Nursing care can be instrumental in advancing positive outcomes when including non-discriminatory care related to weight in the total care needs identified for overweight patients.
Keywords:
nursing; stigma; obesity
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStigmatization of Overweight Patients by Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201634-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) The focus of this research study was the exploration of the phenomenon of stigmatization of overweight persons by nurses. The philosophical tradition of Phenomenology, based on Heidegger’s view of the person guided the researchers in uncovering the meaning of stigmatization for eight chronically ill individuals with a body mass index greater than 30. Stigmatization by nurses for this group of medically obese women meant being exposed to Unintentional Harm, Presuppositions, and Reluctant Care. Perceptions of stigma were manifested as Shame, Marginalization, and Anxiety in Seeking Heath Care. Nursing care can be instrumental in advancing positive outcomes when including non-discriminatory care related to weight in the total care needs identified for overweight patients.en_GB
dc.subjectnursingen_GB
dc.subjectstigmaen_GB
dc.subjectobesityen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:44:19Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:44:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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