Exploring Weight Stigma in Healthcare
Weight stigma is defined as negative beliefs or stereotypes towards someone because of their weight. Weight stigma is particularly common in healthcare and may even lead to inequalities in care. When individuals experience weight stigma from a healthcare professional it may lead to negative self-beliefs, an avoidance of healthcare and ultimately poorer health outcomes. This study aims to capture and explore people's experiences of weight stigma and the impact this has has on their care and wellbeing.
Participants must be over the age of 18 and have something to share about the topic of weight stigma in healthcare.
What will I be asked to do?
Participation involves an informal interview aiming to explore thoughts and experiences with stigma in a healthcare setting. Interviews will take place either in-person or via Zoom/Teams.
The interview will be recorded, and transcribed word for word. Direct, anonymous quotes may be used in the study report. Any data collected from the interviews will be compeltely anonymous and confidential and will not allow participants to be identified. Participants are free to withdraw from the study at any time.
When and where?
Interviews will take place between 10th November and 17th December 2021 either in person or remotely via Zoom or Teams, depending on the participants preference. In person interviews will take place on Newcatsle University campus.
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