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Words Have Power

in Rick Rader MD, Info Blast

AADMD INFO BLAST - For AADMD Members and Friends

Words matter...whether you are describing ideas, plans, relationships or tumors. Clinicians in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities are in the epicenter of "words, terms and labels;" and they are ever changing. This article from the Association of Health Care Journalists calls attention to the bicameral impact of words (informational and emotional) when communicating about disease (or should we say disorders?).

http://healthjournalism.org/blog/2017/02/how-the-language-we-use-to-communicate-about-disease-matters/

Rick Rader, MD
AADMD VP External Affairs

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