Time to Disable the Labels That Disable: The Power of Words in Nursing and Health Care With Women, Children, and Families

Advances in Nursing Science, 05/22/2012

Nursing is grounded in communication with others, yet rarely are the words critiqued. Despite an ethical call to honor diversity, promote empowerment, and to do no harm, some of the language used in health care reflects historical prejudices, reductionism, and/or the overarching authority of medical or moral models.

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