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  Volume 4, Number 2, Summer 2014

Table of Contents

Editors' Note

Editors’ Note

pp. v-vi

Narrative Symposium



pp. 83-85

I am Not Obese. I am Just Fat.

pp. 85-88

Experiences of an Obese Patient

pp. 88-91

Shame is Not an Effective Diet Plan

pp. 91-93

Little Body Hidden Within

pp. 93-96

My Story: Evolving Obesities

pp. 96-98

Explode and Die! A Fat Woman’s Perspective on Prenatal Care and the Fat Panic Epidemic

pp. 99-101

Fitness, Fatness, and Aesthetic Judgments of the Female Body: What the AMA Decision to Medicalize Obesity means for other Non–Normal Female Bodies

pp. 101-104

Obesity Treatment: One Size Does Not Fit All

pp. 104-107

Stepping Off the Edge of the Earth: A bariatric patient’s journey out of obesity

pp. 107-109

I’m Your Patient, Not a Problem

pp. 110-112

Journey to Wellness

pp. 112-114

Obesity as Disease: Definition by Desperation

pp. 114-116

Personal Narratives (Web Only Content)

Calling Obesity a Disease Is A Terrible Decision

pp. E1-E4

The Weight I Just Can’t Lose

pp. E4-E6

You Mean It’s Not My Fault: Learning about Lipedema, a Fat Disorder

pp. E6-E9


Fatness, Medicalization, and Stigma: On the Need to Do Better

pp. 117-123

When One Size Does Not Fit All: A Commentary

pp. 125-128

The Burden of Obesity: Personal Stories, Professional Insights

pp. 129-133

Die Another Day: The Obstacles Facing Fat People in Accessing Quality Healthcare

pp. 135-141

Risk Factor Medicalization, Hubris, and the Obesity Disease

pp. 143-146

Research Article

Stories Worth Telling: Moral Experiences of Suicidal Behavior

pp. 147-160

Case Studies

Desperately Seeking a Surrogate—For a Patient Lacking Decision–Making Capacity

pp. 161-169

Dax’s Case Redux: When Comes the End of the Day?

pp. 171-177

Undocumented and at the End of Life

pp. 179-184

Research Areas


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