Stigma and Discrimination

Jennifer Randall, Graham Thornicroft, Elaine Brohan, Aliya Kassam, Elanor Lewis-Holmes and Nisha Mehta

in Mental Health and Human Rights

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Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199213962
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754500 | DOI:
Stigma and Discrimination

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Jennifer Randall, Graham Thornicroft, Elaine Brohan, Aliya Kassam, Elanor Lewis-Holmes, and Nisha Mehta consider forms of social exclusion and systematic disadvantage affecting people with mental disorders in all domains of life. They examine stigma as comprising ignorance, prejudice, and discrimination; relevant international human rights conventions; three Articles of a recent human rights convention to illustrate stigma as a critical human rights issue; and give examples of the work of relevant international non-governmental organizations active in this field. They examine the right to health (Article 25 of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)), the Right to Work and Employment (Article 27 of CRPD), the work of NGOs in the area, the significance of stigma, and particularly how it can be effectively reduced.

Chapter.  6759 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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