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Stigma and Prejudice : Touchstones in Understanding Diversity in Healthcare

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Ranna Parekh, Ed W. Childs, editors. --Cham: Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Humana Press , c2016.
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In this innovative title, the authors describe unique patient populations affected by stigma and prejudice and the prevalence of these issues to all healthcare providers. Each chapter covers the forms of prejudice and stigma associated with minority statuses, including religious minorities, the homeless, as well as those stigmatized by medical serious medical conditions, such HIV/AIDS, obesity, and substance misuse disorders. The chapters focus on the importance of recognizing biological differ…
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Parekh, Ranna
Childs, Ed W.
Responsibility
Ranna Parekh, Ed W. Childs, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 382 p. : 3 illus., 1 illus. in color)
Series Title
Current clinical psychiatry
ISBN
9783319275802
9783319275789 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Attitude of Health Personnel
Culturally Competent Care
Health Equity
Prejudice
Professional-Patient Relations
Social Discrimination
Social Stigma
Stereotyping
Vulnerable Populations
Abstract
In this innovative title, the authors describe unique patient populations affected by stigma and prejudice and the prevalence of these issues to all healthcare providers. Each chapter covers the forms of prejudice and stigma associated with minority statuses, including religious minorities, the homeless, as well as those stigmatized by medical serious medical conditions, such HIV/AIDS, obesity, and substance misuse disorders. The chapters focus on the importance of recognizing biological differences and similarities within such groups and describes the challenges and best practices for optimum healthcare outcomes. The text describes innovative ways to connect in a clinical setting with people of diverse backgrounds. The text also covers future directions and areas of research and innovative clinical work being done. Written by experts in the field, Stigma and Prejudice is an excellent resource for psychiatrist, psychologists, general physicians, social workers, and all other medical professionals working with stigmatized populations.
Contents
Part I. Specific Patient Populations -- 1. Stigma and Persons with Disabilities -- 2. Stigma and Persons with Obesity -- 3. Religious Minorities and Medicine: The Collision of Health Care and Faith -- 4. The Poor and Economically Vulnerable in Public and Safety-Net Healthcare Institutions: Outcomes and Attitudes -- 5. Stigma and Prejudice Against Individuals Experiencing Homelessness -- 6. VIP Patients: An Unexpectedly Vulnerable Population -- 7. Stigma and Persons with Substance Use Disorders -- 8. Borderline Personality Disorder: From Stigma to Compassionate Care -- 9. Diagnosed with Breast Cancer: Stigmatized or a Member of an Empowered Sisterhood -- 10. Stigma and Prejudice in Patients with HIV/AIDS -- 11. Commercially Sexually Exploited & Trafficked Minors: Our Hidden and Forgotten Children -- 12. Stigma and Veterans -- 13. I Pity the Poor Immigrant: Stigma and Immigration -- Part II. Innovative Ways to Bridge Differences -- 14. Limited English Proficient (LEP) Patient: The Importance of Working with Trained Medical Interpreters to Promote Equitable Health Care -- 15. Improving Workforce Diversity in Minority and Majority Institutions -- 16. Leveraging Technology for Health Equity -- 17. Research with Diverse and Vulnerable Populations -- 18. Building Diversity Initiatives in Academic Medicine -- 19. Looking Outward and Inward: The Role of Introspection in Expanding and Consolidating Our Understanding of Diversity -- 20. Pharmacology: Cultural and Genetic Considerations.
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The Stigma of Mental Illness - End of the Story?

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Wolfgang Gaebel, Wulf Rössler, Norman Sartorius, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book makes a highly innovative contribution to overcoming the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness – still the heaviest burden both for those afflicted and those caring for them. The scene is set by the presentation of different fundamental perspectives on the problem of stigma and discrimination by researchers, consumers, families, and human rights experts. Current knowledge and practice used in reducing stigma are then described, with information on the programmes ado…
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Gaebel, Wolfgang
Rössler, Wulf
Sartorius, Norman
Responsibility
Wolfgang Gaebel, Wulf Rössler, Norman Sartorius, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 656 pages) : 37 illus., 9 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319278391
9783319278377 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Mental Disorders
Social Discrimination - Prevention & Control
Social Stigma
Abstract
This book makes a highly innovative contribution to overcoming the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness – still the heaviest burden both for those afflicted and those caring for them. The scene is set by the presentation of different fundamental perspectives on the problem of stigma and discrimination by researchers, consumers, families, and human rights experts. Current knowledge and practice used in reducing stigma are then described, with information on the programmes adopted across the world and their utility, feasibility, and effectiveness. The core of the volume comprises descriptions of new approaches and innovative programmes specifically designed to overcome stigma and discrimination. In the closing part of the book, the editors – all respected experts in the field – summarize some of the most important evidence- and experience-based recommendations for future action to successfully rewrite the long and burdensome ‘story’ of mental illness stigma and discrimination.
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: Stigma and Discrimination: Different Perspectives -- Part II: "Fighting" Stigma and Discrimination: Programs in Different Parts of the World -- Part III: "Fighting" Stigma and Discrimination: Strategic Considerations -- Part IV: "Fighting" Stigma and Discrimination: Commentaries -- Part V: Overcoming Stigma and Discrimination: Recent Programmatic and Contexual Approaches -- Conclusion and Recommendations for Future Action.
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