Stigma Labelling and Stereotyping Of Mental Illness by Goffman

Key Issues: Stigma Labelling and Stereotyping Stigma The word originated from the Greeks. Stigma referred to a sign burnt or cut into the body to demarcate slaves, criminals, and social outcasts as “ritually polluted” people. It is currently used to refer to any conditions that mark out the bearer as ‘culturally unacceptable’ or ‘inferior’ Stigma refers to a negative attribute that socially discredits an individual and confers a ‘deviant’ status Stigma – a label that associates an individual with some negative characteristics Goffman (1963) describes stigma as the difference between the virtual social identity and the real social identity GOFFMAN Read More …

The Social and Medical Model Of Disability in Academic Literature Questions & Answers

What is disability? There are a number of ‘models’ of disability in academic literature. The two most often mentioned are: The Medical model: this view sees disability as a ‘problem’ belonging to the individual affected. E.g. if a wheelchair user had difficulty getting up steps, the problem is seen as to do with the individual’s wheelchair not the steps. The Social model: this view claims that disability is in some sense a social construction. It is society that ‘disables’ an individual. In the example, the steps are a disabling barrier; they can be changed/adapted to enable the individual to have Read More …

Anti-Discrimination and ‘Anti-Oppressive Practice’ In Health & Social Care Questions and Answers

Week 6 Anti-Discrimination and ‘Anti-Oppressive Practice’ In Health & Social Care Over the past weeks, we have been exploring: The idea of EQUALITY The idea of DIVERSITY The idea of HUMAN RIGHTS We have considered these ideas as they are applied in the health & social care professions. Brief reflection: Take 5 minutes to write a sentence defining each idea above, as you understand it. Then, take 5 minutes to compare answers with the person next to you. Are they similar? Are they different? Take note. We have noted that each idea – equality, diversity, human rights – is contested Read More …

8 Week Ultrasound Questions to Ask for Health Expectations

SH4003 Week 8 Questions relating to this week’s reading:   Mantovani, M Pizzolati and D Edge (2016), Exploring the relationship between stigma and help-seeking for mental illness in African-descendedfaith communities in the UK, Health Expectations, 20, pp.373–384 What is the definition of stigma, according to the article?   What was the aim of the research study reported in the article?   What does the article say about the social consequences of stigma on mental illness?   What is the impact of stigma on help-seeking for mental illness in African communities according to the article?   What does the article suggest Read More …

Health and Social Care Policies Guidance for SH4001 Assessment 2

Guidance for SH4001 Assessment 2, a 2,000 word report 70% of total mark Students should present a written report which identifies at least one social determinant of health and describe how it is being addressed in the selected area or setting which draws on your learning from the poster presentation and relates to the same selected area or setting. The work must demonstrate achievement of Learning Outcomes 3 and 4 Describe selected health and social care policies Identify the social determinants of health and the relationship to health inequalities Students must refer to relevant academic sources and use the Harvard Read More …

SH4001 Social Determinants of Health Report Assessment2

Introduction to the Report – 2ndAssessment SH4001 Aims of today’s session To provide details on the requirements of the 2nd Assessment: Report Recall academic skills needed for the report Overview Assessment 002: Write a 2,000 word report (70%) identifying one social determinant of health and analyse how it is being addressed in the selected area/setting which draws on their learning from the presentations and relates to the same selected area/setting (LO3,LO4) (Nursing Assignment) Learning Objectives: Describe selected health and social care policies Identify the social determinants of health and the relationship to health inequalities Assessment 2: Report Students should present a written Read More …