Left behind because of their size: Call to include biggest citizens in disaster plans
Very large people have been left out of disaster preparedness, says general practice senior lecturer Lesley Gray, who is prompting a rethink here and overseas.
It would be atrocious to be at the mercy of people who did not know how to evacuate you from your home because of your size, says Ms Gray, of Otago University, Wellington.
(nzdoctor.co.nz, ‘News’, 25 January)
Researcher draws a blank on disaster-planning for our largest citizens, here and overseas
Very large people have been left out of disaster preparedness, says the Otago University bariatric care researcher who is prompting a rethink here and overseas.
It would be atrocious to be at the mercy of people who did not know how to evacuate you because of your size, says Lesley Gray, a senior lecturer in primary care at the Wellington campus and a co-leader of the Bariatric Management Initiative
(nzdoctor.co.nz, ‘News’, 15 February 2017).
Sizing healthcare to fit and not offend the very large patient
Large people often felt sadness and despair at their dealings with health professionals, says Lesley Gray of her work in weight management programmes in the UK.
At the launch last month of a new collaboration aimed at filling knowledge gaps in this field, Ms Gray said most of her clients had not been offered weight management support and advice.
(nzdoctor.co.nz, ‘News’, 16 March)
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