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Fatphobia: the challenges of humanized care for patients with metabolically unhealthy obesity

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Solanche Stefany Molinas Franco ,
Solanche Stefany Molinas Franco

Universidad Central del Paraguay. Asunción, Paraguay.

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Dayssy Franco ,
Dayssy Franco

Universidad Central del Paraguay. Asunción, Paraguay.

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Andrea Elizabeth López Ramirez ,
Andrea Elizabeth López Ramirez

Universidad Central del Paraguay. Asunción, Paraguay.

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Kátia Christina Rodrigues Souza e Silva ,
Kátia Christina Rodrigues Souza e Silva

Universidad Central del Paraguay. Asunción, Paraguay.

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Lidiana dos Santos Penha ,
Lidiana dos Santos Penha

Universidad Central del Paraguay. Asunción, Paraguay.

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Livia Cavalcanti Moret ,
Livia Cavalcanti Moret

Universidad Central del Paraguay. Asunción, Paraguay.

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Paloma Iracema Banak Zilch ,
Paloma Iracema Banak Zilch

Universidad Central del Paraguay. Asunción, Paraguay.

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Anna Luisa Silva de Oliveira ,
Anna Luisa Silva de Oliveira

Universidad Central del Paraguay. Asunción, Paraguay.

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Camila Barros Araújo ,
Camila Barros Araújo

Universidad Central del Paraguay. Asunción, Paraguay.

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Ester Vitória Costa ,
Ester Vitória Costa

Universidad Central del Paraguay. Asunción, Paraguay.

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Gabriel Batista de Souza ,
Gabriel Batista de Souza

Universidad Central del Paraguay. Asunción, Paraguay.

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Gabriella Patricia Rodrigues de Oliveira ,
Gabriella Patricia Rodrigues de Oliveira

Universidad Central del Paraguay. Asunción, Paraguay.

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Rebeca Marins Arantes ,
Rebeca Marins Arantes

Universidad Central del Paraguay. Asunción, Paraguay.

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Stênio Vasconcelos de Farias Filho ,
Stênio Vasconcelos de Farias Filho

Universidad Central del Paraguay. Asunción, Paraguay.

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Sthephany Caroliny Santos De Jesus ,
Sthephany Caroliny Santos De Jesus

Universidad Central del Paraguay. Asunción, Paraguay.

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Wilgner Itiel Teixeira Souza ,
Wilgner Itiel Teixeira Souza

Universidad Central del Paraguay. Asunción, Paraguay.

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Abstract

Obesity is characterized by being a chronic disease deriving from the accumulation of excessive fat, used by the body as an energy reserve. It is determined by body mass index and, according to data collected from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), there are over a billion obese people worldwide, of all age groups. Despite the high number, the fat body became the target of prejudice, directly reaching the self-image of the obese in a negative way. The demand for the "ideal body" has intensified, and with this situation, there has been a gradual growth by medical specialists. The lack of sensitivity of the professional in question allows discriminatory acts to occur in medical consultations. It is also observed the increase in mobilizations to combat obesity, where the fat person has the obligation to lose weight, discussing serious topics such as obesity and fat phobia, overcoming this theme. Thinking about it, this article sought to analyze how the management of care with obese people occurs and verify the ability of the newly graduated physician to conduct with empathy and professionalism the care of obese patients, preserving moral integrity, physical health and mental illness of the patient in the face of fat phobia. Thus, it was verified that the practice of medical fat phobia occurs in three categories being in the professional relationship in the infrastructure and in the diagnosis and treatment. It is of a lot of importance to stimulate doctor-patient empathy, as it encompasses the emotional, ethical, intellectual and behavioral, in addition to fostering relationship, trust and respect, generating a reciprocal connection that allows benefits, such as improvement and satisfaction in the results of the health treatments of this patient, being an essential conduct for the therapeutic plan.

How to Cite

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Molinas Franco SS, Franco D, López Ramirez AE, Rodrigues Souza e Silva KC, dos Santos Penha L, Cavalcanti Moret L, Banak Zilch PI, Silva de Oliveira AL, Barros Araújo C, Vitória Costa E, Batista de Souza G, Rodrigues de Oliveira GP, Marins Arantes R, de Farias Filho SV, Santos De Jesus SC, Teixeira Souza WI. Fatphobia: the challenges of humanized care for patients with metabolically unhealthy obesity. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2023 Nov. 13 [cited 2024 Feb. 27];3:425. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/425

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