Intimate saboteurs

  • Andrews G
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The bariatric patient exists in dynamic relationship with family members and friends who have considerable influence upon the patient and his or her surgical outcome. When family members and friends behave as intimate saboteurs, they attempt to hamper, hurt, or subvert the bariatric patient's goal of achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight. Successful or not, intimate saboteurs provide significant treatment challenges for the patient and the treatment team.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Family systems theory
  • Gastric bypass
  • Gastroplasty
  • Morbid obesity
  • Obesity surgery
  • Patient profiles
  • Sabotage
  • Saboteurs
  • Treatment

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  • Gaye Andrews

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