"But then i learned…": weight loss surgery patients negotiate surgery discourses.

@article{Drew2011ButTI,
  title={"But then i learned…": weight loss surgery patients negotiate surgery discourses.},
  author={Patricia Drew},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={73 8},
  pages={1230-7}
}
This research explores commonplace discursive depictions of obesity surgery and individual patients' reactions to these depictions. Data come from a content analysis of weight loss surgery representations in periodical articles (n = 32) and open-ended surveys (n = 55) and interviews (n = 44) with surgery patients from 34 US states. This study reveals that mainstream periodicals frequently stigmatized patients as obesity surgery is cast as (1) medically risky, (2) extravagant and (3) an overly… CONTINUE READING