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People first language

I've read articles about people first language as a most respectful way to speak when talking about someone who also happens to have a health condition. This resource was available to NASN2017 conference attendees who visited the CDC exhibitor booth. 

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/pdf/disabilityposter_photos.pdf

One such article was published in Leaders in Care magazine published by Shriners Hospitals; Fall 2015, page 5. http://mydigimag.rrd.com/publication/?m=40039&l=1&p=&pn=#{"issue_id":"295736","page":4} (Permission granted to share 10/1/2015.)

Thank you for taking a few moments to read this over and reflect on how wording can impact our work. We are leaders in the way we speak with and about folks who have health conditions and want to set the tone for others too.

 

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