BLC 12
6 Dec 2017 40 Respondents
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By Murad Altanay
Coventry University
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Are obese nurses setting a bad example

Are obese nurses setting a bad example

Research by  London South Bank University and Edinburgh Napier University found that 25.1% of nurses were obese, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) score of more than 30, compared with rates of 23.5% in the general population.

Standard 20.9 of the NMC Code (2015) states that nurses should maintain the level of health needed to carry out a professional role.

It is known that patients find it hard to get advise and listen to healthcare professionals whose weight was not healthy.

The issue was briefly discussed on This Morning Show, (the link is provided https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al87I6Qn97Q)

It is proposed that Nurses must control their body weight and be healthy