The Glass Palace Organization is a free directory/listing of healthcare professionals committed to treating people of size in the most dignified and comfortable setting as possible.
Plus-size patients are faced with discrimination, preconceived speculations of health, denials of care, persuaded to lose weight, etc., as soon as they walk into the waiting room, with some not even making it that far due to previous upsetting medical visits. “The stigmatization of obesity is pervasive, damaging, and threatens core public health values.” (Puhl & Heuer, 2010).
People are dying. Dying from conditions that could have been prevented or treated, all because they are frightened, embarrassed, uncomfortable, nervous, self-conscious, etc., due to the everyday reactions, response, treatment, and experiences that they have received from providers.
People of any size deserve a holistic, dignified, caring, and fair approach to their healthcare, which is exactly why we have started this directory. We are creating a list of providers where plus-size patients will be treated with the upmost respect and care in a safe setting, that will assess their true health concerns, and not physically be judged or diagnosed by their appearance with an automatic response of it being attributed to their weight with the inevitable next step of weight loss.
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