Stigmatisering af misbrugere
- Side: 20-32
- Publisert på Idunn: 2015-03-30
- Publisert: 2004-11-25
This article deals with nursing to drug abusers and especially with the stigmatization, this group often experiences. Based on a discourse analytical approach, the article shows how existing discourses in the realm of nursing can cause stigmatization of drug abusers and result in different kinds of discrimination and violation. The discourses of stigmatization conflict with the ideals of good nursing because they reflect that the power, responsibility, and trust in the relation are not managed in a morally decent way. The consequences may be that the relationship of trust is broken, and that the integrity and dignity of the drug abuser are violated. This underlines the necessity of further discussion and elaboration of the care for this patients.