Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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Catherine Hale - "The politics of stigma with ME/CFS"

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by worldbackwards, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. worldbackwards

    worldbackwards Senior Member

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    Great blogpost from Catherine Hale, taking in PACE, stigma and access to care and treatment.
    http://limitedcapability.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/the-politics-of-stigma-with-mecfs.html
     
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    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    Aurator Senior Member

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    It's a brilliant and moving article that perfectly encapsulates the unique cruelty that people with ME have had to endure in a world that has been repeatedly persuaded of their unworthiness. And it puts to utter shame the people who have been responsible for doing the persuading.
     
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    Thank you. I normally research and write in the field of welfare benefits for sick and disabled people and social care in the UK, so this is a bit of a departure for me. But my hope is to bring awareness of this injustice to the community of disability activists in the UK. I find many parallels between our story and the struggle by the disabled people's movement for the right to independent living, for example.
     
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    @JenB -- great post to highlight in ME Action re: stigma & strategy and PACE criticism.

    Edit: Jen, you are quoted near the end of her article, too. And a link to your website.
     
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