Materiell og profesjonell stigmatisering av mennesker med sykelig overvekt

Forfattere

  • Wenche Skeivoll Christiansen Sørlandets sykehus HF Kristiansand
  • Tor-Ivar Karlsen Universitetet i Agder, Institutt for helse og sykepleievitenskap og Senter for sykelig overvekt i Helse Sørøst, Sykehuset Vestfold HH
  • Inger Beate Larsen Universitetet i Agder

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7557/14.4195

Emneord (Nøkkelord):

self-experience, health professions, material surroundings, severe obesity, stigma, egenerfaring, helsepersonell, materielle omgivelser, sykelig overvekt

Sammendrag

The aim of this study is to show how people suffering from severe obesity might
experience stigmatization. We interviewed 6 persons recruited from a
Norwegian rehabilitation center, specialized in lifestyle intervention in severe
obesity. We found that the participants suffering from severe obese experienced
stigmatization and thus felt that they a) did not fit into the materiel world and b)
experienced a lack of respect from health care professionals. The results are
discussed according to how contemporary symbols are embedded in our
surroundings and in our bodies. The conclusion underlines severe obesity as a
complex problem which is strengthened by rooms and interior designed for ideal
sizes. The prejudices that health care professionals express worsen these
patients feeling of stigma. We refer to this as material and professional
stigmatization.

Forfatterbiografier

Wenche Skeivoll Christiansen, Sørlandets sykehus HF Kristiansand

master i psykisk helsearbeid, spesialsykepleier

Tor-Ivar Karlsen, Universitetet i Agder, Institutt for helse og sykepleievitenskap og Senter for sykelig overvekt i Helse Sørøst, Sykehuset Vestfold HH

førsteamanuensis PhD

Inger Beate Larsen, Universitetet i Agder

professor

Nedlastinger

Publisert

2017-08-26

Hvordan referere

Christiansen, W. S., Karlsen, T.-I., & Larsen, I. B. (2017). Materiell og profesjonell stigmatisering av mennesker med sykelig overvekt. Nordisk Tidsskrift for Helseforskning, 13(2). https://doi.org/10.7557/14.4195

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