The Stigma of Disease and Disability
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The lives of people with disease and disability are affected not only by their conditions but by public response to these conditions in the form of stigma and discrimination. Making sense of this injustice is the focus of this book, with chapters on 10 specific illnesses and conditions as well as on the broader issues of “courtesy” stigma, overcoming stigma, and stigma across cultures. The book concludes with observations on what has not worked in overcoming stigma as well as possible future directions.