Weight Stigma in Healthcare Settings in the United Kingdom: A Review

  •  Osinachi Ekeagwu    


Due to weight stigma, obese and overweight individuals are stereotyped, rejected and victimised by the public. The pervasion of this discrimination in healthcare settings is concerning given that the healthcare setting plays a crucial role in influencing health and shaping perception of health conditions. Without adequate support and little public attention, obese individuals are primarily left on their own to deal with ongoing prejudice unless addressed through vigorous research and strategic interventions at individual, interpersonal, organisational and community levels, and through policy implementation.

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