Weight bias and stigma...... How do we really feel about the obese patient?
Journal of Stomal Therapy Australia
School of Nursing and Midwifery / Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Health Services Research
Obesity is an increasingly common condition in patients presenting to stomal therapy clinics in Australia and overseas. As nurses we have a key role in assisting patients to adjust to their stoma and improve their quality of life. Unfortunately underlying weight bias may adversely affect these nurse / patient relationships and negatively impact on the patient's ability to adjust to having a stoma.