Tag Archives: Power of Words

The Power of Language: Weighing the Pros and Cons of the Term “Frailty” (Nursing Times / Age UK / BGS / BritainThinks)

Summary The “Frailty: Language and Perceptions” report, commissioned by Age UK and the British Geriatrics Society, indicates that use of the word “frailty” could deter older people from accessing services. Medical terminology such as “frailty” (and presumably “geriatric” too?) sometimes … Continue reading

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New Conventions of Social Acceptability in Disease Names (BBC News / WHO)

Summary There appears to be a widespread trend towards adopting more socially acceptable naming conventions for the description and categorisation of diseases and conditions. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the latest international body to encourage the adoption of terminology … Continue reading

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Language Guidelines on Dementia Terminology: the Hidden Influence and Power of Words (Alzheimer’s Australia / Australian Journal of Dementia Care / JRF)

Summary Suggested language guidelines have been produced in Australia, to encourage a more inclusive and non-stigmatising use of words when talking and writing about dementia. This guidance will be particularly of interest for health professionals, service providers and others working … Continue reading

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