WHAT IS THIS!!! WE CERTAINLY HOPE IT IS NOT YOU! IF IT IS YOU, THEN MUCH EFFORT AND RESOLVE IS IN ORDER TO CHANGE YOUR IMAGE.
What a mélange of beautiful people. You just want to go right up to them and give them a big smack on the behind or bounce off their belly. How many toilets and chairs cracked under the pressure of all those XXXXL buttocks.The amusement park just gets bigger and bigger at Wal*Fart.
Below is an excellent and succinct article mirroring The Good Captain’s thoughts. Captain wants readers to understand when he cries fie, fie on fatties and fatsos he is excluding individuals with a genetic mutation or physical handicaps that cause uncontrollable weight gain. This number is very, very small, in proportion to individuals who indulge uncontrollably creating their own illness. The captain does not believe, as the author seems to, that morbid obesity and alcoholism for that matter, is in and of itself a psychological or physical condition other than a genetic variation,causing a predisposition to these aforementioned conditions. This would allow all fatties and fatsos to disclaim any responsibility for their own injudicious actions. The Captain does most heartily agree however with the rest of the medical community in disdaining and shaming the people who have allowed themselves to become so incapacitated. Remember the Captain was an RN in a step down unit before retirement, and had to deal with a lot of these degenerates. Why degenerates you ask? The captain shall tell you. These people at either ate or drank themselves into a stupor and no longer can function at a higher physical level. Therefore, they go on disability and into a nursing home or take to the streets. These people become a drain on tax revenue resources, physical resources, and labor to take care of them. So, what is to be done? That is a very good question.
Morbid Obesity Related Prejudice in the Medical Community
While most care-givers in the medical community are trained to treat their patients with compassion regardless of socioeconomic status, education, sex, religion, or age, one kind of prejudice that may still require addressing is that relating to morbidly obese patients. With obesity and morbid obesity posing an ever-more burgeoning problem in the United States, it is especially important that the medical community overcomes this prejudice so that patients can feel comfortable going to hospitals and other health-care facilities to discuss their health with the people that stand to benefit them the most.
Morbid obesity can be defined in a number of ways. Some consider morbid obesity as having a Body Mass Index score (the quotient of one’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of one’s height in centimeters) of over 40 or more. Others consider 35 to be the cut-off BMI score if a person is also experiencing obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Still others define morbid obesity as weighing 100 pounds heavier that one’s ideal body weight.
People with morbid obesity are likely to face ridicule and discrimination because of their bodies. Many people view morbid obesity as the product of poor personal decisions and/or character flaws. Both judgmental and well-meaning individuals may cause feelings of shame or rejection in a morbidly obese person. In some cases the worst abuses come from loved ones.
Research into the attitudes of members of the medical community found that the healthcare environment is not immune to issues of discrimination and prejudice against patients with morbid obesity. One study published in the journal Obesity Surgery concluded that “the morbidly obese continue to be a forgotten and often mistreated segment of society.”
To begin, many hospitals do not stock equipment capable of servicing morbidly obese patients. Such items include extra large hospital gowns, sturdier chairs and examination tables, and even adequate medical equipment such as over-sized sphygmomanometer cuffs for taking blood pressure.
A survey of 100 third-year medical students revealed that their attitudes towards morbidly obese patients were nearly uniformly negative. Students reported impressions of the morbidly obese as being “unpleasant,” “difficult to manage,” “ugly,” and “having a lack of self-control.” Only in evaluations of honesty were the morbidly obese seen as being equal to people of normal weight or people with moderate obesity. Furthermore, even after completing an educational clerkship that involved working closely with morbidly obese patients, the medical student’s opinions of the morbidly obese did not improve. To the contrary, many of them indicated that the morbidly obese were more “difficult to manage” than they had originally anticipated.
Negative attitudes towards the morbidly obese can result in actions or lack of action that may greatly impact a patient’s health. For instance, when presented with otherwise identical patient histories, psychologists ascribed more mental health pathologies to patients that were obese than to patients of normal weight. The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) also reports that doctors spend less time with obese patients, spend less time discussing patient options, and are reluctant to perform health screening procedures such as pelvic exams and cancer screenings.
Can these negative attitudes towards the morbidly obese be amended? A study from 1979 suggests that perhaps one of the best ways for an individual to build empathy and compassion towards the obese is to have one’s own successful experience with weight reduction. In addition there is hope that if issues of obesity were framed as an addiction or compulsive disorder similar to alcoholism, the medical community would be less judgmental of the morbidly obese. Though further research into this matter is necessary, it is vitally important that the medical community learn to embrace patients of all shapes and sizes as needing compassionate care for the promotion of health and wellness.
By Sarah Takushi
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