Language, disfigurement, stigma and clothing

Wilkinson, Catherine and Carter, Bernie (2016) Language, disfigurement, stigma and clothing. Journal of Child Health Care, 20 (4). pp. 417-418. ISSN 1367-4935 DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1367493516680732

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Abstract

This editorial recognises that the language we use shapes the encounters we have with children, young people and their families. The words we choose carry power to support, label, positively affect or diminish self-esteem. The words we select either consciously or unconsciously have impact. Words are culturally, contextually and temporally bound. It argues that words are political, shifting both in response to situations and in order to reframe situations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions: Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2017 15:00
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/8437

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