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Stigma, taboos, and altered bowel function.

Chelvanayagam, S., 2014. Stigma, taboos, and altered bowel function. Gastrointestinal Nursing, 12 (1), 16 -22 .

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DOI: 10.1177/1742395311429393


This article discusses the concepts of stigma and taboos and their relevance to bowel function and gastrointestinal disorders. The author debates the definitions regarding the concepts of stigma and taboos and considers the effects of stigma on the stigmatised and non-stigmatised person. The types of stigma experienced by individuals with chronic illness are examined and the effect of stigma in specific gastrointestinal disorders is reviewed. The interventions to try to reduce the stigma associated with bowel function and gastrointestinal disorder are also explored. It is hoped that this article will contribute to a debate on addressing the issue of stigma in the UK.

Item Type:Article
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:21146
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:30 Apr 2014 12:24
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:48


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