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Asian immigrants in North America with HIV/AIDS : stigma, vulnerabilities and human rights

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AKM Ahsan Ullah, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque. --Singapore: Springer , c2014.
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This book explores a number of issues related to the stigma arising from HIV/AIDS infection, perceived or actual discrimination from the community and society, and the extent of vulnerabilities for infected Asian refugees and immigrants. It assesses the health care and treatment regimen for HIV/AIDS accessed by immigrants and refugee claimants in North America, including treatments offered by the health-care system and ethnic communities, and their perceptions and biases relating to HIV/AIDS is…
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Ullah, A. K. M. Ahsan
Other Authors
Huque, Ahmed Shafiqul
Responsibility
AKM Ahsan Ullah, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 198 pages)
ISBN
9789812871190 (electronic bk.)
9789812871183
Subjects (MeSH)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Emigrants and Immigrants
HIV Infections
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Minority Health
Social Stigma
Socioeconomic Factors
Other Subjects
Canada
Abstract
This book explores a number of issues related to the stigma arising from HIV/AIDS infection, perceived or actual discrimination from the community and society, and the extent of vulnerabilities for infected Asian refugees and immigrants. It assesses the health care and treatment regimen for HIV/AIDS accessed by immigrants and refugee claimants in North America, including treatments offered by the health-care system and ethnic communities, and their perceptions and biases relating to HIV/AIDS issues. On another level, the book identifies the ways in which HIV-sufferer immigrants and refugees/refugee claimants from Asia are vulnerable to discrimination due to 1) lack of information about HIV/AIDS incidence in the community; 2) inability of the health system to respond appropriately; and 3) the community's need for introspection on their own health issues. This book reveals the dynamics that influence choice, behavior, and lifestyle of HIV sufferer immigrants, adds to the existing knowledge about refugees and migrants, and proposes a unified theory of discrimination and stigmatization within the context of human rights. In addition, the book presents a number of policy recommendations based on empirical findings with a view to helping reshape polices regarding refugee HIV sufferers and their social ramifications. This book will be of interest to researchers and students in any field from social sciences, health and psychology, as well as practitioners in the field of development and public policy.
Contents
1. Refugees, Immigrants and HIV/AIDS -- 2. Understanding and Exploring HIV/AIDS and Discrimination -- 3. Poverty, Migrants and HIV/AIDS in Canada -- 4. Discrimination, Xenophobia and Stigmatization -- 5. Vulnerability and Resilience in Living with HIV/AIDS -- 6. Managing the Crisis and Policy Directions.
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Drugs and Social Context : Social Perspectives on the Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs

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Telmo Mota Ronzani, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book goes beyond the traditional approaches to drug use and discusses the issue from a societal perspective, integrating contributions from different disciplines such as psychology, public health, anthropology, law, public policies and sociology to address specifically the social aspects of the phenomenon. Given its complexity, drug use demands a multidisciplinary approach from many different perspectives, but despite the vast literature about the topic, the majority of the books are restr…
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Ronzani, Telmo Mota
Responsibility
Telmo Mota Ronzani, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 114 p.)
ISBN
9783319724461
9783319724454 (print ed.)
9783319724478 (print ed.)
9783319891835 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Alcohol Drinking
Drug and Narcotic Control
Drug Users
Social Control, Informal
Socioeconomic Factors
Street Drugs
Social Stigma
Specialty
Policy
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This book goes beyond the traditional approaches to drug use and discusses the issue from a societal perspective, integrating contributions from different disciplines such as psychology, public health, anthropology, law, public policies and sociology to address specifically the social aspects of the phenomenon. Given its complexity, drug use demands a multidisciplinary approach from many different perspectives, but despite the vast literature about the topic, the majority of the books are restricted either to a purely medical perspective (focused mainly on treatment techniques) or to a criminological perspective (focused mainly on drug trafficking and organized crime). The social approach adopted in this volume challenges this dichotomy and analyzes both the social contexts to which drug use is related and the social and political consequences of the attitudes and policies adopted by governments and other social groups towards drug users, addressing topics such as: Drugs and poverty; Drugs and gender; Drugs and race; Drugs and territory; Stigmatization of drug use; Prohibitionism. Given its broad and innovative approach, Drugs and Social Context - Social Perspectives on the Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs will be of interest for researchers, clinicians and other health professionals, since the study of the social aspects of drug use is central to everyone who deals with the issue.
Contents
Drugs and society -- 1. The context of drug use in the consumer society -- 2. The stigmatization of drug use as mechanism of legitimation of exclusion -- 3. Social effects of prohibitionism in the Americas and new drug policies -- Social issues -- 4. Drugs and poverty: interfaces of oppression in the capitalist world -- 5. Drugs and gender -- 6. Drugs and race -- 7. (Des)Occupation of urban and rural spaces, gentrification and drug use.
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Labelled : mentally ill

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--[s.l.]: Densmore's Video Presentations , 2008.
Call Number
WM 75 L166 2008 DVD
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Location
Dickson Building
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
WM 75 L166 2008 DVD
Place of Publication
[s.l.]
Publisher
Densmore's Video Presentations
Date of Publication
2008
Physical Description
1 DVD (31 min.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Mental Disorders - Popular Works
Mentally Ill Persons
Social Stigma
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Format
DVD
Location
Dickson Building
Nova Scotia Hospital
Copies
5
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Social inclusion of people with mental illness

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Julian Leff, Richard Warner. --Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press , c2006.
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Leff, Julian P
Other Authors
Warner, Richard
Responsibility
Julian Leff, Richard Warner
Place of Publication
Cambridge, UK
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Date of Publication
c2006
Physical Description
ix, 192 p.
ISBN
6610550409 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Mentally Ill Persons
Psychosocial Support Systems
Social Isolation - psychology
Social Stigma
Social Welfare
Socioeconomic Factors
Contents
The course of psychoses -- The nature of stigma -- Poverty and social disadvantage -- Ameliorating users' symptoms -- Dismantling psychiatric institutions -- Reducing fear and discrimination among the public -- Tackling self-stigmatisation -- Why work helps -- Economic obstacles to employment -- The spectrum of work programmes -- Social firms -- Innovative strategies -- Inclusion and empowerment of consumers.
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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 Addiction : An Essential Guide

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edited by Jonathan D. Avery, Joseph J. Avery. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This book explores the stigma of addiction and discusses ways to improve negative attitudes for better health outcomes. Written by experts in the field of addiction, the text takes a reader-friendly approach to the essentials of addiction stigma across settings and demographics. The authors reveal the challenges patients face in the spaces that should be the safest, including the home, the workplace, the justice system, and even the clinical community. The text aims to deliver tools to professi…
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Avery, Jonathan D.
Avery, Joseph J.
Responsibility
edited by Jonathan D. Avery, Joseph J. Avery
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 220 p. 8 illus., 6 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783030025809
9783030025793 (Print ed.)
9783030025816 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Behavior, Addictive
Social Marginalization
Social Stigma
Substance-Related Disorders - psychology
Vulnerable Populations
Specialty
Addiction Medicine
Social Medicine
Abstract
This book explores the stigma of addiction and discusses ways to improve negative attitudes for better health outcomes. Written by experts in the field of addiction, the text takes a reader-friendly approach to the essentials of addiction stigma across settings and demographics. The authors reveal the challenges patients face in the spaces that should be the safest, including the home, the workplace, the justice system, and even the clinical community. The text aims to deliver tools to professionals who work with individuals with substance use disorders and lay persons seeking to combat stigma and promote recovery. The Stigma of Addiction is an excellent resource for psychiatrists, addiction medicine specialists, students across specialties, researchers, public health officials, and individuals with substance use disorders and their families.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Self-Stigma and Addiction -- 3. “Bad Parents,” “Codependents,” and Other Stigmatizing Myths About Substance Use Disorder in the Family -- 4. The Stigma of Addiction in Romantic Relationships -- 5. The Language of Stigma and Addiction -- 6. The Stigma of Addiction in the Medical Community -- 7. Stigma and Addiction Treatment -- 8. Race, Stigma, and Addiction -- 9. Addiction Stigma in the US Legal System -- 10. The Stigma of Addiction in the Workplace -- 11. Stigma of Addiction in the Media.
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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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