CANS Presentation: Weight Bias Among Midwives Toward Patients with a Higher Body Weight
The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship (CANS) invites you to the next presentation of the CANS Spring Research Seminar Series on May 25 via Zoom from 4:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. ET. Register here to attend virtually.
“Weight Bias Among Midwives Toward Patients with a Higher Body Weight”
Presenter: Heather Bradford, PhD(c), CNM, FACNM
Date: May 25, 2023
Time: 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m. ET
Description: Healthcare providers’ weight bias has been associated with negative patient interactions and poor quality of care. This dissertation study is the first to measure weight bias among certified nurse-midwives/certified midwives and describe it by region, race, ethnicity, age, BMI, and years in practice. The findings may inform future studies to determine if there is an association between perinatal providers’ weight bias and clinical decision-making, quality of care, and perinatal outcomes such as cesarean birth rates among birthing persons with higher body weights.