Stigmatisation of tuberculosis patients

Abstract

Stigma is considered to be a social process that gives a mark or attribute to individuals and is characterised by exclusion, rejection, blame or devaluation. Goffman defined stigma as an “attribute that is deeply discrediting and that reduces the bearer from a whole and usual person to a tainted, discounted one”. 1 Considering the literature, it can be clearly seen that patient groups with AIDS and tuberculosis suffer more intensely from stigma.

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@inproceedings{Ozturk2015StigmatisationOT, title={Stigmatisation of tuberculosis patients}, author={Fatma Ozlem Ozturk and Filiz Hisar}, year={2015} }