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The Side Effects of Stigma

The Side Effects of Stigma

Posted by on Jul 23, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

With knives or branding irons, ancient Greeks would mark criminals or traitors to indicate that they should be shunned and not welcomed in society. The Greeks called that mark a stigma. Today, to stigmatize a person is to classify them by a negative attribute and devalue them on that basis alone. Stigmatizing is a cross-cultural and cross-species...

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Being Judged: The Swinging Pendulum and Pain Management

Being Judged: The Swinging Pendulum and Pain Management

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Blog, Rheumatoid Arthritis | 10 comments

Did you know that before the year 2000, poor pain management was called a major medical problem and was synonymous with poor medical care in the US?  On January 1, 2001, Congress declared 2001 to 2010 the Decade of Pain Control and Research.  Assuring that effective pain management occurred in hospitals, in 2003, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of...

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