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Stigma in mental health: clients and professionals


Horsfall, J and Cleary, M and Hunt, GE, Stigma in mental health: clients and professionals, Issues in mental health nursing, 31, (7) pp. 450-5. ISSN 0161-2840 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3109/01612840903537167


Stigmatising attitudes are not uncommon among mental health professionals who may be less than optimistic about outcomes for people with long-term mental health problems. These perceptions are probably related to the professionals' experiences, such as those working in the public sector dealing with clients in the most disturbed phases of mental illness. We provide an overview of stigma and some contemporary stigma conceptualisations and then explore some stigma-reducing strategies for mental health professionals. The way that mental health professionals work with patients can have an important effect on their recovery.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:stigma, mental health nursing, recovery
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:108380
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-19
Last Modified:2016-05-20

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