Is NSW obesity directive out of touch with reality?
AN NSW Health policy directive for doctors to avoid the word obesity with patients is counterproductive and stigmatising, says a leading obesity researcher.
Professor John Dixon from Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute says it provides implicit support for obesity being a personal or moral failing.
The push for positive language when discussing a patient's weight also has AMA president Dr Michael Gannon worried. He recently described it as a crazy idea.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Prof Dixon