Asile, santé et discrimination : attention aux mots [Asylum, health and discrimination: words matter]

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serval:BIB_8803908BAECE
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Publications
Institution
Title
Asile, santé et discrimination : attention aux mots [Asylum, health and discrimination: words matter]
Journal
Revue medicale suisse
Author(s)
Wenk-Clément P., Singy P., Bodenmann P.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
02/09/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
16
Number
704
Pages
1582-1585
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Our medical practice brings us to meet people from all walks of life. Some of our patients experience multiple vulnerabilities and are at greater risk of stigma and discrimination. In the field of asylum, they are often firstly designated by words reflecting their socio-administrative reality. These words are supposed to define their identity. The individual is dehumanized because reduced to an administrative status. These terms carry a denotative meaning, valuable in understanding the context in which the patient evolves ; but also a connotative meaning, which through implicit bias leads the caregiver to adopt attitudes that may be detrimental to the proper care of the patient. Words must be carefully chosen and brought in a timely manner, because words matter.
Keywords
Hospitals, Psychiatric, Humans, Language, Mental Health, Prejudice, Shame, Social Stigma
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