Talking to Patients about Obesity: Opening THAT Conversation
Presented by Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP
Initiating a conversation about a patient’s weight can be challenging. Discussing obesity can be an awkward and difficult conversation for both parties — but the evidence is clear and unavoidable: A health care provider’s recommendation to a patient to address their weight is unquestionably effective. To alleviate some of the potential discomfort in having these talks with your patients, please join us on January 21, when Angela Golden will explore multiple techniques to initiate a conversation with your patients about obesity.
- Identify what research indicates patients want from providers related to the conversation around obesity
- Describe weight bias and how it affects the conversation about obesity
- Recognize current practices and resources for providing obesity care, including staff education, the office environment and equipment, and more
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Angela Golden is a current fellow and past president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Dr. Golden has her own practice, NP from Home, LLC. The practice provides clinical services in both primary care and an obesity sub-specialty. Dr. Golden has experience in the development of patient education materials, research, and peer-reviewed articles on obesity. She presents nationally and internationally with an emphasis on health policy, leadership, and clinical care.