Lost for words
Freya Sewell Community mental health nurse, NHS Shetland
How the language we use stigmatises and disempowers service users
Our choice of language expresses something of how we interpret the world. It points to inner thoughts, attitudes and beliefs. Verbalising these further reinforces them. It is important then to attend to language use and its consequences.
Mental Health Practice. 22, 2, 13-13. doi: 10.7748/mhp.22.2.13.s8