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Women-Centred Sensitive Practice Guidelines for Weight Issues: A Proactive Primary Prevention Approach

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dc.contributor.author Thille, Patrica H.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-29T18:34:07Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-29T18:34:07Z
dc.date.issued 2004-12-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10587/1939
dc.description.abstract W eight preoccupation and body dissatisfaction affect the majority of Canadian women and can foster behaviours that adversely affect their well-being. Rather than understanding these attitudes and behaviours as the problem s o f individuals, socio-cultural, models argue that the environments in which w e live influence these experiences. The cultural institution of Western medicine has been named as one socio-cultural contributor to the idealization o f thinness and weight discrimination. The purpose of this research is to highlight how the behaviours o f health care professionals influence women’s sense of body satisfaction and weight preoccupation as well as their health care access and health outcomes. This study critically examines the discursive patterns in fifteen women’s stories of weight-related discussions with health care professionals, and presents an alternative model for clinical care (“sensitive practice guidelines”) that responds to concerns articulated by the ‘health at every size’ approach and by broader critiques o f the culture of medicine. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Mount Saint Vincent University en_US
dc.subject Weight preoccupation, body dissatisfaction, health care professionals en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title Women-Centred Sensitive Practice Guidelines for Weight Issues: A Proactive Primary Prevention Approach en_US
dc.format.availability Full-text en_US


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