Exploring Gay Male Youths’ Perceptions of Stigma in the Therapeutic Relationship at a Gay Men’s Sexual Health Clinic

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dc.contributor.authorWatts, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-12T18:07:20Z
dc.date.available2013-03-12T18:07:20Z
dc.date.created2013
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/23937
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-6553
dc.description.abstractSince 1999, youth have experienced an increase in HIV incidence. Gay male youth, in particular, are a priority sub-population because they accounted for the highest exposure category in 2008 among youth. Due to the lack of studies on gay male youth who are susceptible to HIV, and the reality that most previous research on stigma may no longer reflect the contemporary context, nursing based research was undertaken. Utilizing critical theory, stigma within the therapeutic relationship was investigated through eight semi-structured interviews with gay male youth who were recruited through a gay men’s sexual health clinic in Ottawa, Canada. The results of this research showed that while stigma, whether perceived stigma or the fear of stigmatization, was still felt by these participants in some interactions, overall, these youth had positive experiences with the health care system, particularly within the context of the gay men’s sexual health clinic.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectgay men
dc.subjectHIV
dc.subjectyouth
dc.subjectstigma
dc.subjecttherapeutic relationship
dc.subjectnurse
dc.subjectpastoral power
dc.subjectsexual health
dc.subjectrisk
dc.titleExploring Gay Male Youths’ Perceptions of Stigma in the Therapeutic Relationship at a Gay Men’s Sexual Health Clinic
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentSciences infirmières / Nursing
dc.contributor.supervisorO'Byrne, Patrick
dc.embargo.termsimmediate
dc.degree.nameMSc
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineSciences de la santé / Health Sciences
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineSciences de la santé / Health Sciences
uottawa.departmentSciences infirmières / Nursing
CollectionThèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -

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