Caring For Evidence: Research and Care in an Obesity Outpatient Clinic.

@article{Felder2016CaringFE,
  title={Caring For Evidence: Research and Care in an Obesity Outpatient Clinic.},
  author={Kay Felder and Ulrike Felt and Michael Penkler},
  journal={Medical anthropology},
  year={2016},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={
          404-18
        }
}
In recent years, there has been a substantial increase in bariatric surgery rates. This form of obesity treatment is often subjected to the critique that it turns patients into passive objects of medical intervention. Similarly, efforts to 'rationalize' medicine, as in evidence-based medicine, are sometimes denounced for imposing a 'one-size-fits-all' approach that neglects patient diversity. We argue that these critiques fail to do justice to the complexities of actual care situations. In our… CONTINUE READING

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