A Discursive-Material Analysis of Stigma As Narrated By Victims Service Providers

Find below a post I drafted for Synapsis Medical Humanities. My recent drafts comprise a series on victim stigma, male victims of sexual assault, the concept of authentic compassion in therapeutic alliances and such.

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Chuka Nestor Emezue//

How and to what extent do victim service providers (VSP) co-construct stigma in their narratives of victimhood? In speaking with several VSPs – those who provide rehabilitative services for victims of trauma – my qualitative research study (ongoing as I write) on embodied stigma and narrated victimhood has so far underscored the co-conception of ‘victim stigma’ between the VSP and the victim.

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