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When to have a conversation about weight

Learn when to have a conversation about weight.

We have previously explored how patients may feel in a clinical setting and how they may feel about discussing weight with a clinician (Week 3). Before asking permission to discuss weight it is important that:

  • You have already developed rapport with your patient
  • The patient is fully clothed (it should not be discussed at the same time as a physical examination)
  • The patient is in a private soundproof area, e.g. a private consultation room and not in an open environment, or an environment with prominent mirrors
  • You have already presented a variety of treatment / management options
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