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The objective of this study was to critically review the empirical evidence from all relevant disciplines regarding obesity stigma in order to (i) determine the implications of obesity stigma for healthcare providers and their patients with obesity and (ii) identify strategies to improve care for patients with obesity. We conducted a search of Medline and(More)
Rates of comorbid pain and overweight/obesity are high, with 20%-45% of overweight/obese individuals reporting pain. Higher body mass index (BMI) has been associated with increased risk of recent pain. The relationship between BMI and pain among veterans with specific pain-related conditions has not been investigated. The current study examines the(More)
  • D Burgess
  • The American journal of hospice & palliative care
  • 1994
Denial in the terminally-ill is often seen as a problem that health care professionals, particularly social workers need to fix. Rather than seeing denial as a part of acceptance, it is seen as just the opposite. Denial surfaces to establish control in an uncontrollable situation such as terminal illness. The social worker's challenge is to help the patient(More)
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