Maine Medical Center, Medical Education, Maine Medical Center Research Institute
Physicians, Primary Care, Smoke, Stereotyping, Attitude, Surveys and Questionnaires, Tobacco
Background: Growing evidence suggests that stigmatization is an important barrier to the receipt and delivery of optimal heath care services. While the consequences of stigmatizing attitudes have been well-studied for some conditions (e.g., HIV, mental health disorders), less is understood about smoking stigma and, in particular, the effects of physicians’ stigmatizing attitudes towards people who smoke. Addressing this knowledge gap is an important need for efforts to prevent lung cancer and other smoking-related illnesses.
Scharnetzki, Liz; Waterston, Leo B.; Leeds, Susan E.; Studts, Jamie L.; Korsen, Neil; and Han, Paul K J, "Stigmatizing Attitudes Towards People who Smoke: A Survey of Primary Care Physicians" (2020). Costas T. Lambrew Research Retreat 2020. 23.