Stigma & Hesitation in Migraine Care
Examine how stigma and hesitating to consult a professional are making the cost of migraine in the workplace much greater. Questions Answered in this Webcast: - Is migraine at work an issue people even need to think about? - If migraine has such a huge impact, how come no one talks about it? - How many people hesitate to consult a doctor for their migraine condition? - What is a headache…Read more
What is Migraine Stigma?
“A migraine? Really? You can just take something and come in?” “No…it’s not like that.” “Hmmph. Well OK. We’ll talk when you’re back though.” That was a conversation I overheard years ago when a coworker called out because of a migraine. It wasn’t too surprising, considering that I was working in retail, an industry notoriously unsympathetic of absence. But it’s a conversation that has played out for countless migraine sufferers…Read more
Headache Journal- What Will it Take to Move the Needle for Headache Disorders?
An excerpt from Headache Journal, What Will it Take to Move the Needle for Headache Disorders?, written by Robert E. Shapiro, MD, PhD. What Will it Take to Move the Needle for Headache Disorders? An Advocacy Perspective Dr Robert E. Shapiro, MD, PhD, shares his perspective on how stigma and discrimination toward people living with migraine affects their lives, including their careers. "Employees with disabling migraine often face an ethical…Read more