Understand and Address Weight Bias in Medicine

⏰ 30 Minutes plus optional activities

🏆 Exam to earn CME is available for purchase immediately after course completion

📜 Certificate of Completion

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What Your Colleagues Say:

“The examples and skits provided are real life situations I have encountered as a provider and also as a patient.”
“The most valuable part of this course for me was different examples of how best to treat a patient that I hadn't thought of before…”
“I picked up a few new approaches to patient interaction in addition to learning how to avoid bias—even unintentionally. There are not any courses on this subject, in my opinion, that are any better.”

As clinicians, we strive to provide all our patients the highest quality of care.

As healthcare providers, we want to provide the best possible care to our patients at any body size. Unfortunately, many individuals with larger bodies report a lack of understanding and empathy from their healthcare providers. They feel they are being blamed, judged, and treated as someone who is undeserving of their time and care because of weight bias. These patients may also experience anxiety, self-consciousness, and embarrassment during healthcare encounters. Some even report that their providers may use shame or scare tactics when addressing obesity. Patients may delay seeking the care they need, fearing judgment or difficulty finding a healthcare provider with whom they feel comfortable. This course will equip you with the understanding and strategies you need to increase patient trust and comfort and prevent weight bias and stigma from affecting you or your patients.

That's where this course comes in.
This evidence-based course will provide insights and proven strategies you can put to work immediately.

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Learners will be able to:

  • Understand how weight bias impacts healthcare providers and patients
  • Prevent weight stigma and bias from undermining patient treatment and quality of care
  • Use evidence-based strategies to protect yourself and others from implicit biases connected to weight and body size
  • Apply practical strategies to provide high-quality, patient-centered care for people of all body sizes

Course Format

This video learning course features engaging content delivered by experts in the field. Through informative presentations, case studies, and interactive exercises, you will deepen your knowledge and develop practical skills for providing respectful and equitable care for patients with larger bodies. The self-paced format allows you to learn at your convenience, ensuring flexibility in your professional development.

Who Should Enroll

This course is designed for Allied Health professionals.

Why do Optum Health, Mayo Clinic, Boston Scientific, Hospital Association of New York, Health Partners, Cleveland Clinic, the Permanente Medical Group, Sutter Health, Confluence Health, the Indiana Hospital Association, the Center for Antiracism and Health Equity, and the California Health Care Association, among others,  choose our courses?

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#unmatched expertise | #the best we have seen | #truly evidence-based  | #top marks from our doctors | #head & shoulders above the rest