Nobody but me by Mario Pereda, Spain
Study on stigma in epilepsy carried out by Paula T Fernandes, Nelson F de Barros, and Li M Li
Currently the terms person with epilepsy and epileptic are used almost interchangeably by lay people, the media, and even healthcare professionals. Does the language used in this case shape the way we perceive the subject? Does the terminology matter?
The purpose of an important study carried out by Paula T Fernandes, Nelson F de Barros, and Li M Li was to assess whether there is a difference in perception and stigma elicited by the expressions epileptic compared to person with epilepsy in a group of Brazilian teenagers.
IBE hopes that the results of the report will encourage the permanent removal from the vocabulary.
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