What If? Unit
- Recognize stigmatizing attitudes toward mental health and mental health patients, as compared to other medicalized conditions and patients categories
The component for this unit is “What If? …Cancer Prisons,” a short satirical essay that contrasts attitudes toward cancer patients and mental health patients. Written by a Learning Ensemble community expert Lanny Beckman.
Evaluating the Components
- Component Evaluation: Intersectional Analysis – 30 minutes
Humour is a useful teaching device, especially in exploring ideas of normalcy. What if we treated cancer patients as we treat mental patients? This component is a short satirical piece by humorist and project community expert Lanny Beckman who explores this question.