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Ask - Raising the topic of weight

Learn how to raise the topic of weight.

The 5 minute video provides three patient scenarios where the clinician raises the issue of their weight. It asks you to reflect on how you might think and feel if you were the patient in each scenario.

Asking the patient for permission to discuss weight is vital given that weight is an extremely sensitive and complex topic for most people.

Reflect on the questions below:

When do you bring up the topic of weight with your patients? How do you bring up the topic? What do you say? What sort of reactions do you get from your patients when you mention weight?

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