Health Care System And Oppression Paper

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Sanism, is a form of oppression that is largely carried out by todays health care system. It is a term that Poole et al. (2012) defines as such; an oppression that leads to discrimination and stereotypes on individuals who deviate from the “mental health” norms that have been constructed by mainstream culture and society. These people are commonly labeled as mentally ill or “crazy” (p. 20). I believe this to demonstrate that the health care system works on integrating individuals into mainstream society, with the aim of not disrupting the status quo. This process of integration back into society is at times far from possible. This is due to groups such as pharmaceutical companies, profiting from those diagnosed with mental health issues. Such

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