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Although all of the guidelines acknowledge that there are emergent situations in which providing care for a family member or friend is not only permissible but also essential, other situations are frowned upon.
To shed further light on the study's implications, MPR interviewed lead author Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD, Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
"Patients must feel that you are empathetic and do not judge them. This is key not only to discussing weight, but to any subject that comes up," said Dr Windel Stracener, a family practitioner for 22 years.