Eurobesitas Stigma in a Medical Setting

by | Mar 12, 2021 | Switzerland

Eurobesitas have created a video for March 4, 2021, World Obesity Day suppored by ECPO and WOD.

This video demonstrates a stigmatizing medical consultation, followed by an empathic one, and then reveals the deleterious consequences of stigmatization on the patients who undergo it (indeed, there are still too many doctors and health care personnel who stigmatize obesity patients!) It was filmed in my office and the scenario is based on real, current and very real experiences of members of Eurobesitas. The actors, non-professionals, are members of Eurobesitas. We were able to broadcast it widely on social networks on March 4, on the French-speaking Swiss television, on the planète santé platform, and in other articles. I was able to obtain and finance a version with German subtitles and another with English subtitles. It will already be used for training purposes for doctors and health care personnel at the University Hospitals of Geneva, Lausanne, Zurich and Basel, among others, but also in Portugal, Germany, Slovenia and Sweden. An audio version in Portuguese has already been viewed by almost 20’000 people in Portugal.

Here is the link where you can download it: