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NP student encounters with obesity bias in clinical practice

Hauff, Caitlyn, PhD; Fruh, Sharon M., PhD, RN, FNP; Graves, Rebecca J., PhD, NP-C; Sims, Brook M., MS; Williams, Susan G., PhD, RN; Minchew, Leigh A., DNP, WHNP-BC, PMHNP-BC; Hall, Heather R., PhD, NNP, RNC; Platt, Terrie H., DNP, RN, WHNP-BC, NCMP; Barclay, Mi'Asia

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000558157.76596.c7
Feature: QUALITATIVE STUDY
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Abstract: This study explores NP students' encounters with obesity stigma and bias in their clinical environment as well as recommendations to decrease obesity stigma and bias. Results indicate a need for continued education on the topic of weight management within NP curricula.

This study explores NP students' encounters with obesity stigma and bias in their clinical environment as well as recommendations to decrease obesity stigma and bias. Results indicate a need for continued education on the topic of weight management within NP curricula.

Caitlyn Hauff is an assistant professor at the University of South Alabama, College of Education and Professional Studies, Mobile, Ala.

Sharon M. Fruh is a professor and associate dean for research, evaluation, and development at the University of South Alabama, College of Nursing, Mobile, Ala.

Rebecca J. Graves is an assistant professor and director of special projects and evaluation at the University of South Alabama, College of Nursing, Mobile, Ala.

Brook M. Sims is a doctoral candidate in the clinical and counseling psychology program at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, Ala.

Susan G. Williams is an assistant professor at the University of South Alabama, College of Nursing, Mobile, Ala.

Leigh A. Minchew is an associate professor and Chair of the Maternal Child Nursing Department at the University of South Alabama, College of Nursing, and an NP at the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute, Mobile, Ala.

Heather R. Hall is Dean of the College of Nursing and a professor at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, Ala.

Terrie H. Platt is an assistant professor at the University of South Alabama, College of Nursing, Mobile, Ala.

Mi'Asia Barclay is an undergraduate student at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, Ala.

Funding source: Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award number UL1TR001417. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

The authors have disclosed no other financial relationships related to this article.

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