Stigma and Prejudice

Touchstones in Understanding Diversity in Healthcare

  • Ranna Parekh
  • Ed W. Childs

Part of the Current Clinical Psychiatry book series (CCPSY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Specific Patient Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lisa I. Iezzoni
      Pages 3-21
    3. Mark J. Gorman, W. Scott Butsch, Noreen A. Reilly-Harrington, Janey Pratt, Stephanie Sogg
      Pages 23-40
    4. Jonathan Avery, Daniel Knoepflmacher, Neel Mehta, Julie Penzner
      Pages 103-111
    5. Christina Brezing, David Marcovitz
      Pages 113-132
    6. Daleela G. Dodge, Andrew M. Jarowenko
      Pages 145-166
    7. Hermioni N. Lokko, Valerie E. Stone
      Pages 167-182
    8. Wendy Macias-Konstantopoulos, Miri Bar-Halpern
      Pages 183-202
    9. Lauren K. Richards, Elizabeth M. Goetter, Magdalena Wojtowicz, Naomi M. Simon
      Pages 203-226
    10. Schuyler W. Henderson
      Pages 227-245
  3. Innovative Ways to Bridge Differences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Ed W. Childs, Joel Okoli, Clarence E. Clark III
      Pages 271-276
    3. Aida L. Jiménez, Eunice Malavé de León, Ginette Sims, Celsie M. Hiraldo-Lebrón, Phillip J. Small, Maged N. Kamel Boulos
      Pages 277-301
    4. Derrick J. Beech, Omar K. Danner
      Pages 325-338
    5. Anne Emmerich, Anthony Fatalo, Bijay Acharya
      Pages 353-374
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 375-382

About this book


In this innovative title, the authors describe unique patient populations affected by stigma and prejudice and the prevalence of these issues to all healthcare providers. Each chapter covers the forms of prejudice and stigma associated with minority statuses, including religious minorities, the homeless, as well as those stigmatized by medical serious medical conditions, such HIV/AIDS, obesity, and substance misuse disorders.  The chapters focus on the importance of recognizing biological differences and similarities within such groups and describes the challenges and best practices for optimum healthcare outcomes. The text describes innovative ways to connect in a clinical setting with people of diverse backgrounds. The text also covers future directions and areas of research and innovative clinical work being done.
Written by experts in the field, Stigma and Prejudice is an excellent resource for psychiatrist, psychologists, general physicians, social workers, and all other medical professionals working with stigmatized populations.


Disability Obesity Religious minority Homelessness HIV/AIDS patients

Editors and affiliations

  • Ranna Parekh
    • 1
  • Ed W. Childs
    • 2
  1. 1.Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Morehouse School of MedicineAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27578-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27580-2
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