Sissel Due Jensen

Cand.pæd.ant. PhD Student
+45 2942 7178

Department: Public Health, Aarhus University
Main supervisor: Annelli Sandbæk

Research Area

  • Intersectorial research (TVÆRS)

Research Discription

  • Communication on obesity related health and illness in primary care: An applied anthropological approach to strengthen respectful and person-centred patient-provider communication.

    Stigma and bias around obesity are well-known and documented challenges in health care settings and being met with negative attitudes, judgments and avoidance can prevent people with obesity from reaching out to health care providers. This project aims to explore communication on obesity-related health and illness in primary care consultations. Based on observations of clinical encounters and interviews, we aim to promote respectful and person-centred communication by co-creating new communication tools in close collaboration with people with obesity and primary care providers.

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