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Wed Oct 16, 2013, 03:08 PM

New NHS guidance: Don't blame patients for being fat, doctors warned

Doctors should not blame patients for being fat, according to new NHS guidance.

The tone used to discuss obesity should be "respectful" and "non-blaming" in order to "minimise harm".

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) published new draft guidance on tackling obesity, which is subject to consultation.

It said doctors, GPs and other health workers, as well as providers of lifestyle weight management services, should monitor their tone.

The guidance also provides instructions for Public Health England, which is responsible for public health campaigns.

full: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/new-nhs-guidance-dont-blame-patients-for-being-fat-doctors-warned-8884291.html

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get the red out Oct 2013 #1
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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 03:09 PM

1. I agree

When you point fingers it tends to shut people down to anything constructive you have to suggest.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 03:12 PM

2. As Kristofferson said, "everybody has to have somebody to look down on"

Thin people who know nothing about obesity will always blame the sufferers.

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Response to melody (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 03:31 PM

3. No, we have empathy, too.

 

And we are not allowed to speak of other kinds of weight problems without ridicule.

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Response to antiquie (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 03:34 PM

4. Then you're a thin person who understands

I was speaking of thin people who do not.

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