Editorial: Stigma in mental illness: A continuing concern

Cleary, Michelle and Deacon, Maureen and Jackson, Debra and Wai-chi Chan, Sally and Andrew, Sharon (2012) Editorial: Stigma in mental illness: A continuing concern. Contemporary Nurse, 41 (1). pp. 48-50. ISSN 1839-3535

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/10376178.2012.11002599


As we live longer in the developed world our chances of experiencing a long-term condition grow, whether it is our own condition or that of someone close to us (Presho, 2008). The contemporary focus on 'survivorship' in cancer care (Bellury et al., 2011) is a good example of our changing experiences of health status. More people are living with cancer, rather than dying prematurely from it, and this has huge systemic ramifications for the individual and their social network. These ramifications include injury to the person's mental health. For example, post-diagnosis, people with cancer are vulnerable to developing debilitating depression (Slovacek et al., 2009).

Item Type: Journal Article
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
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Date Deposited: 07 May 2013 10:22
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 16:17
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/288599

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