Nurses and obesity: Helen's story

February 2014
Nursing Review (1173-8014);Feb/Mar2014, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p7
The article describes orthopaedic nurse Helen Bloomer's experience with bariatric surgery in managing her weight. Bloomer described factors related to her profession that may have impacted on her weight including working on shifts, rushing meals and depression. As an orthopaedic nurse, she is also aware that excess weight increases stress on hip joints while walking.


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