NOV 01, 2018
Dr. M. Edward Wilson Jr. says that when dealing with a patient with a disability, remember that you are treating a person and not a disability. Use people-first language: for example, you’re not treating a disabled man; you’re treating a man with Down syndrome. Don’t make assumptions about what patients can and cannot do. Treat adults as adults and involve them actively in their care.
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