Effects Of Discrimination In Health And Social Care

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This assignment will discuss discrimination, labelling, stigma, and the impact they have on health and social care. Definitions of discrimination, labelling and stigma will be explored. Given the extent of problems faced by people with mental health problems, this essay is therefore going to discuss how discrimination, labelling and stigma impact in health and social care. The assignment is also going to pay special attention to issues of inter-relationships between social position and health, and an understanding of discrimination experienced by people with mental health problems .In conclusion, a summarization of the main points will be given.

Scott and Marshall, (2009) define mental illness as an 'illnesses characterised by the
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Lyons (2009) also pointed out that health care specialist can be dismissive and can assume that the physical presentations are all in the mind of the patient. The end result of this is that patients become reluctant to go back for further visits .Which will have a negative effect on their well-being, service users encounter discrimination when accessing services such as General Practitioner (GPs). Social Exclusion Unit (SEU), (2004) agree with this argument and believe that this is important, given the amount of evidence suggesting that service users with mental illness are at risk from physical health problems and that they also have a higher chances of premature …show more content…
Corrigan (2005) suggest that the major issue in mental health service user’s reports is discrimination as it is dehumanising. According to Corrigan (2005a) service users have raised issues of people speaking to them as if they were s children, exclusion from major decisions and being presumed to lack capacity in being responsible with their lives .Dinos et al (2004) concludes that individuals expressed emotions sad feelings regarding their experience of discrimination, this include feelings of anger, isolation, despair, anxiety, guiltiness and above all feeling

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