Why do we doctors cling to the word 'obese'?


As doctors, we must acknowledge that person-first language is not a new concept, writes Dr Liz Sturgiss. 

There was a minor commotion among doctors when NSW Health said they were no longer to use ‘obese’, ‘morbidly obese’, and ‘obesity’ when talking with patients.

This recommendation from their policy on weight management said that these