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ERIC Number: EJ1187340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0653
Weight Bias and Social Justice: Implications for Education and Practice
Nutter, Sarah; Russell-Mayhew, Shelly; Arthur, Nancy; Ellard, John H.
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v40 n3 p213-226 Sep 2018
Weight bias is a widespread and persistent form of oppression that adversely impacts the lives of individuals with obesity in many areas of society. In this paper, we discuss the implications of weight bias as a social justice issue for counsellor education and practice. We provide recommendations for professional education, including the need to examine social location, knowledge, assumptions, and biases about weight and individuals with obesity. We also provide recommendations related to advocacy for individuals with obesity in practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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