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Stigma and Social Exclusion in Healthcare

1st Edition

Edited by Caroline Carlisle, Tom Mason, Caroline Watkins, Elizabeth Whitehead


320 pages

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Whilst those in healthcare might like to think that they work to reduce stigma and social exclusion of others, this book reveals many strategies by which healthcare professionals contribute to increasing these conditions. Written by practitioners, some of whom have themselves been stigmatised, the book exposes the hidden processes of prejudice and the dogma of ideology that permeate contemporary healthcare. Engaging with the realities of stigma through a grassroots approach, topics covered include:

* hearing

* sight

* sexuality

* HIV and AIDS

* drug use

* teenage pregnancy

* breastfeeding

* old age.

Stigma and Social Exclusion in Healthcare provides practical solutions to problems, recommendations for training and a blueprint for the future. It will prove a valuable reference for all those wanting to deal with the issues of stigmatisation.


It is reassuring to discover such a universally useful book. I am certain it will come to be recognised as a classic reference text on the subject of stigma and social exclusion in health care. Greta McGough Healthmatters

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Historical Developments 3. The Changing Dynamic of Stigma 4. Relationship to Practice 5. The Stigma of Congenital Abnormalities 6. Aspects of Stigma Associated with Genetic Conditions 7. Hearing Loss - Scope for Concealment 8. Marked on Sight 9. The Stigma of 'Sexuality': Concealability and Course 11. HIV and Aids 12. The Stigma of Epilepsy: Implications for Clinical Management 13. Burns and Social Stigma 14. Exclusive Language? 15. Race, Stigma and Stereotyping: The Construction of Difference in Forensic Care 16. The Mentally Disordered Offender: Looking Glass Monsters: Reflections of the Paedophile in Popular Culture 17. Not In My Back Yard: Stigma From A Personal Perspective 18. Smackheads, Crackheads and Other Junkies: Dimensions of the Stigma of Drug Use 19. Rosa's Story: The Burden of Ill Health When Homeless 20. Involuntary Childlessness and Stigma, 21. Teen Pregnancy, Stigma and Differential Provision of Health Care 22. The Stigmatisation of Breastfeeding 23. The Stigma of Terminal Cancer 24. Stroke 25. Elderly 26. From Stigma to Social Exclusion of Disabled People 27. Manifesto for Change

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
MEDICAL / Public Health
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues