Bias Misinformation and Disinformation: Mental Health Employment and Human Computer Interaction

Jennifer Martin, Elspeth McKay, Janki Shankar
InSITE 2006  •  Volume 6  •  2006
This paper explores the design and application of information communication technologies and human computer interaction for people recovering from severe mental illness wishing to gain employment. It is argued bias, misinformation and disinformation limit opportunities for people recovering from mental illness who are seeking employment. Issues of bias are explored in relation to systems design as well as dominant socially constructed paradigms of ‘mental health’ and ‘mental illness’ and employment. Misinformation is discussed according to the contemporary dominant paradigm of ‘recovery’ as well as web resources, discrimination and employment. Disinformation is considered in terms of media myths and stereotypes and vocational rehabilitation. Multidisciplinary collaboration is required to meet the ICT needs of this diverse group.
bias, misinformation, disinformation, mental health, employment
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