ERIC Number: ED043167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
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Combating Stigma Resulting from Deformity and Disease.
Leonard Wood Memorial for the Eradication of Leprosy, New York, NY.
Summarized are the proceedings of a seminar concerned with methods of combating stigma resulting from facial disfigurement, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and leprosy. The purpose was to determine how theories about stigma can help in the development of new methods of public education in order to change public attitudes and reduce social stigma. Discussed in four major sessions were: the nature and source of stigma (theory, extent, effects); social stigma from the agency viewpoint (public education and information methods of agencies); methods of communication and social stigma (role of mass media in transmitting stigma, and use of audiovisual media to reduce it); and recommended methods for combating stigma in the future. (KW)
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Authoring Institution: Leonard Wood Memorial for the Eradication of Leprosy, New York, NY.