Victim blaming


Victim blaming is an important concept in public health (refer to page 36). Define and discuss victim blaming and explain how using the Social Ecological Model to health promotion helps us avoid blaming the victim. Provide an example of victim blaming by selecting a specific health outcome (e.g. diabetes) and discussing how people with this condition may be blamed for having it. Also, discuss how we can avoid blaming the victim and focus on influences/causes of the condition beyond an individual’s control. In your original post, be sure to:

Define victim blaming and discuss the concept of victim blaming
Provide a specific example of victim blaming
Discuss how victim blaming could be avoided in your example
Include at least one peer-reviewed journal article as a reference

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