NPR Social stigma makes the opioid crisis hard to confront (7min) There are many reasons why the opioid crisis is so hard to confront. One of them is social stigma. It often extends beyond users themselves, to their families. People see addiction as a moral weakness, and by extension, the moral weakness of their families.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoNovember 1, 2018Topics: / / Keywords: / / /
TED_light_200x200 Ted Radio Hour: CONFRONTING STIGMA a look at how we stigmatize mental illness, addiction, and other things - and ways to address that issue.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoFebruary 26, 2018Topics: / / / / / / / Keywords: / / / /
intraininglogo21 Doctors Don't Like Fat People The overwhelming belief that patients struggling with overweight/obesity do so out of a weakness in willpower still prevails in the medical community.
Contributor: Karlen BaderJune 14, 2016Topics: Keywords: / / / /
1*Xl7n67QLPld_5Pc-ydiSSA What I learned from 4 years working at McDonalds Author Kate Norquay writes about the implicit bias she had upon starting work at McDonalds
Contributor: chucklesnDecember 15, 2015Topics: / Keywords: / / / / /
th Sex Talk Still Stigmatized in the Doctor’s Office Article describes why many patients hesitate to bring up sex and sexual dysfunction in the doctors office, and why many doctors are uncomfortable broaching the topic. Author recommends that patients should not feel uncomfortable raising the topic with physicians if they have a question or concern.
Contributor: chucklesnSeptember 20, 2015Topics: / Keywords: / / / / / / / / / / /
Medscape Weight Stigma: Doctors Guilty of Prejudice Against Obese, Too by Lisa Nainggolan Healthcare workers, even those who work at hospitals dedicated to research and treatment of obesity, are biased against those who are obese. The healthcare implications are obvious…and worrisome.
Contributor: kaelsenerMarch 1, 2015Topics: Keywords: / / / / / /
ESPN You Can’t Quit Cold Turkey by Tommy Tomlinson Jared Lorenzen set the record for passing touchdowns at the University of Kentucky and later won a Super Bowl ring with the New York Giants. His last stop was with the Western Kentucky River Monsters, where at well over 320 pounds, he played quarterback. In this story and video, he shares his perspective on his challenges with weight.
Contributor: kaelsenerMarch 1, 2015Topics: Keywords: / / / / / / / /
Voice_of_America_Logo.svg_1 Poor Treatment of Mentally Ill Violates Their Human Rights by Lisa Schlein A follow-on to When Doctors Discriminate by Julianne Garey – learn more about the stigma of discrimination and what the World Health Organization has called “a hidden human rights emergency.”
Contributor: Adam SapersteinJanuary 31, 2015Topics: / Keywords: / / / / / / /
New York Times When Doctors Discriminate by Juliann Garey On average, people who have mental illness die 25 years earlier than those without one. Could this be due (at least in part) to a disparity in the care they receive as a result of healthcare workers’ stigma?
Contributor: Adam SapersteinJanuary 31, 2015Topics: / Keywords: / / / / / / / /