How to broach the subject of a patient’s weight with confidence and sensitivity
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How to broach the subject of a patient’s weight with confidence and sensitivity

Nick Evans Health journalist

The NHS has struggled to tackle the topic of excess weight – so how should nurses approach a potentially sensitive subject?

Obesity is one of the biggest health issues facing the nation, with more than one quarter of adults classed as obese. Add in those who are overweight and it means that nearly two thirds of the population are carrying excess weight, putting them at higher risk of poor health.

Primary Health Care. 31, 4, 12-14. doi: 10.7748/phc.31.4.12.s5

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