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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603232
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Stigma in Mental Health: A Concept Analysis
Other Titles:
Promoting Psychiatric Health in the Clinical Environment [Session]
Author(s):
Copel, Linda Carman; Al-Mamari, Khamis; Al-Mamari, Khamis
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Nu
Author Details:
Linda Carman Copel, RN, PMHCNS, BC, CNE, ANEF, NCC, FAPA, linda.copel@villanova.edu; Khamis Al-Mamari, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: People with mental health disorders endure stigma. Negative labeling and stereotyping of clients diagnosed with chronic physical and mental health conditions has grown dramatically in our society and makes stigma a universal health issue. The concept of stigma has been well documented and is associated with groups of people who suffer from health conditions such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), mental illness, disability, and other debilitating illnesses. Furthermore, ethnic minorities are particularly vulnerable to the five major types of stigma identified in the literature. The negative influence of stigma on people’s lives creates a negative self-concept and causes individuals to be socially distance from the society (Parcesepe & Cabassa, 2012). Alonso and colleagues (2008) noted that stigma associated with mental disorders is significantly higher than stigma associated with physical disabilities. The concept of stigma in mental health has become a subject of investigation and debate. It is known that stigma is a major source of stress, contributes to social disadvantage and is a social determinant of population health (Hatzenbuehler, Phelan, & Link, 2013).  Stigma may disqualify certain groups (e.g. disabled individuals, psychiatric patients, people struggling with addiction, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome [AIDS]) from full social acceptance and the ability to conform to the normal standards of society. It frequently leads to cognitive ambivalence, which causes emotional conflict. People with mental health disorders are more likely to encounter stigma from others in public places or in health care systems (Rusch, Angermeyer, & Corrigan, 2005; Totic et al., 2012). They often have to struggle with several problems: coping with the disease, its symptoms, and its consequences. Additionally, they have to deal with misconceptions about mental health problems that result in further stigma. To understand the concept of stigma and its associated nuances, a concept analysis was untaken.  The purpose of this presentation is to describe the concept of stigma generated from a concept analysis and to discuss the significance of stigma in mental health. An additional purpose is to propose a model to illustrate the concept of stigma in mental health. Using Walker and Avant’s concept analysis methodology, the antecedents, characteristics and consequences of stigma are described. The various types of stigma identified in the literature contribute to the overall development of the concept analysis. The findings of the concept analysis revealed that there are both positive and negative outcomes or consequences to the concept of stigma. Lastly, a model entitled, Stigma in Mental Health, is proposed from the findings of the concept analysis. Recommendations for effectively addressing the concept of stigma in mental health are proffered.
Keywords:
stigma; stigma in mental health
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15B01
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleStigma in Mental Health: A Concept Analysisen
dc.title.alternativePromoting Psychiatric Health in the Clinical Environment [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorCopel, Linda Carmanen
dc.contributor.authorAl-Mamari, Khamisen
dc.contributor.authorAl-Mamari, Khamisen
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Nuen
dc.author.detailsLinda Carman Copel, RN, PMHCNS, BC, CNE, ANEF, NCC, FAPA, linda.copel@villanova.edu; Khamis Al-Mamari, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603232en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: People with mental health disorders endure stigma. Negative labeling and stereotyping of clients diagnosed with chronic physical and mental health conditions has grown dramatically in our society and makes stigma a universal health issue. The concept of stigma has been well documented and is associated with groups of people who suffer from health conditions such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), mental illness, disability, and other debilitating illnesses. Furthermore, ethnic minorities are particularly vulnerable to the five major types of stigma identified in the literature. The negative influence of stigma on people’s lives creates a negative self-concept and causes individuals to be socially distance from the society (Parcesepe & Cabassa, 2012). Alonso and colleagues (2008) noted that stigma associated with mental disorders is significantly higher than stigma associated with physical disabilities. The concept of stigma in mental health has become a subject of investigation and debate. It is known that stigma is a major source of stress, contributes to social disadvantage and is a social determinant of population health (Hatzenbuehler, Phelan, & Link, 2013).  Stigma may disqualify certain groups (e.g. disabled individuals, psychiatric patients, people struggling with addiction, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome [AIDS]) from full social acceptance and the ability to conform to the normal standards of society. It frequently leads to cognitive ambivalence, which causes emotional conflict. People with mental health disorders are more likely to encounter stigma from others in public places or in health care systems (Rusch, Angermeyer, & Corrigan, 2005; Totic et al., 2012). They often have to struggle with several problems: coping with the disease, its symptoms, and its consequences. Additionally, they have to deal with misconceptions about mental health problems that result in further stigma. To understand the concept of stigma and its associated nuances, a concept analysis was untaken.  The purpose of this presentation is to describe the concept of stigma generated from a concept analysis and to discuss the significance of stigma in mental health. An additional purpose is to propose a model to illustrate the concept of stigma in mental health. Using Walker and Avant’s concept analysis methodology, the antecedents, characteristics and consequences of stigma are described. The various types of stigma identified in the literature contribute to the overall development of the concept analysis. The findings of the concept analysis revealed that there are both positive and negative outcomes or consequences to the concept of stigma. Lastly, a model entitled, Stigma in Mental Health, is proposed from the findings of the concept analysis. Recommendations for effectively addressing the concept of stigma in mental health are proffered.en
dc.subjectstigmaen
dc.subjectstigma in mental healthen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:46:08Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:46:08Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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