The NSHRF would like to congratulate Dr. Sara Kirk, the Canada Research Chair in Health Services Research at Dalhousie University’s School of Health and Human Performance, on the recent publication of her article “Blame, Shame, and Lack of Support: A Multi-level Study on Obesity Management." The research discussed in this publication is using live drama to highlight the issue of weight bias and stigma in obesity management in a thought-provoking way. Targeted at health professional students from a range of disciplines, the drama is incorporated in a 3-hour workshop that conveys the key findings of the NSHRF - funded study “Balancing the Scales: Promoting Healthy Weight Management without Blame or Shame.”
Dr. Kirk’s publication has already received national and international attention. It was the focus of a recent blog post by Dr. Arya Sharma, Scientific Director of the Canadian Obesity Network, and also received praise from the Obesity Action Coalition in the United States for bringing insight on the topic in a concise and compelling way.
To read Dr. Kirk’s publication, click here.
To read Dr. Arya Sharma’s blog post discussing the publication, click here.