"If I ask, 'Who has had difficult conversations when trying to discuss weight?' nearly everyone puts their hand up."
Discussions with patients about sensitive subjects are part of clinical practice, from talking about end-of-life planning to sexual health. But it seems that excess weight is one conversation where a lot of doctors are reluctant to make the first move.
In the latest issue of the MDU journal, we hear from Dr Rachel Pryke, who explores how healthcare professionals can be confident in talking to patients about weight and obesity issues, and the difference a meaningful, informed and considerate conversation can make.
Read the full article: Creating a safe space to talk about weight
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Read the summer '23 issue in full.
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