Here is a link to the L.A. Times Article:
Doctors and nurses' weight biases harm overweight patients - latimes.com
I was interested in what nurses they interviewed. While I know nurses have patients they'd rather not deal with (though they will anyways), to say you wouldn't even want to touch someone just seems like a bad idea and is asking for someone to sue.
Any experiences with nurses that share this view?
Dec 15, '10
by Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
As a person who was "slightly" overweight and just needed to lose a few pounds to someone who hs gained ALOT of weight with the daily ingestion of high dose steroids...........I definately treated differently now.......I am treated with distain and comtempt.........It's very sad. So now I am not only sick and cannot walk.......people talk down to me and treat me like I cannot understand the spoken word because I am fat.
If I wasn't depressed before because of the ravages of my disease........I sure am because of the poor,impolite and rude behaviors of others who feel obligated to vent their opinion on anyone they feel is inferior to them or somehow lacking.......very sad for them.......Frankly I try to ignore them
Last edit by Esme12 on Dec 15, '10