How to tackle stigma and bias: Lessons from childhood diseases and disabilities
|Title:||How to tackle stigma and bias: Lessons from childhood diseases and disabilities||Authors:||Hennessy, Eilis||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5673||Date:||7-May-2014||Abstract:||This paper considers the importance of tackling the stigma of obesity and focuses particularly on what is known about the way in which stigma develops. Stigma is considered as a complex construct comprising attitudes, prejudices and discriminatory behaviour. In light of this conceptualisation of stigma, a range of anti-stigma interventions are discussed that have been designed to tackle the stigma associated with epilepsy, Tourette's syndrome, obesity and mental disorders. The paper considers what is currently know about interventions that work and points to the limitations in the existing research on anti-stigma interventions. Finally some suggestions are made on how to move forward.||Type of material:||Conference Publication||Copyright (published version):||2014 the authors||Keywords:||Obesity;Stigma;Anti-stigma interventions||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed||Conference Details:||Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Obesity in Ireland, University of Ulster, Belfast, 7th May, 2014|
|Appears in Collections:||Psychology Research Collection|
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