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Weighty Conversations: Obesity and Reproduction, Weight Bias, and Techniques of Motivational Interviewing
October 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
Today’s Theme: Collaborating for Woman-Centered Care
Although nearly 50% of reproductive-age women are overweight or obese, providers remain uncertain how to approach conversations about weight. The techniques of motivational interviewing (MI) are an effective way to discuss behavior change and weight loss. This session will review the current research on obesity and reproduction, discuss how basic MI techniques can be incorporated into routine clinical care, and increase provider awareness of societal weight bias.
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Anne Judge, DNP, WHNP graduated from Stanford University in 2001 with a degree in Human Biology. She obtained her nursing degree from the University of Washington in 2005, including an honors research project. She graduated with distinction from both schools and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Theta Tau. She began as a labor and delivery nurse, before personal experiences with infertility lead her to reproductive medicine. She has worked for ten years at Washington’s largest fertility clinic, Seattle Reproductive Medicine. In 2017 she completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice program at Frontier Nursing University as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.
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