Clinical Simulation in Nursing
Simulation pedagogy and training strive to adequately educate practitioners who will care for a diverse patient population. In the pursuit of protecting patients, simulation education has included a curriculum of cultural humility, diversity, equity, and inclusion that provides patient-centered best-practice. However, the missing link is person-first language essential for optimum patient/client communication. Failing to use person-first language can negatively affect patient-provider relationships. The result can adversely lead to poor patient outcomes due to mistrust, errors, decreased satisfaction, poor adherence to treatment, wasted resources, and increased healthcare costs. The use of words and how others perceive the utilization of those words matter. It is essential to acknowledge that words matter as a symbol of respect and identity in the quest towards inclusive practices. Healthcare providers carry the burden of providing quality and safe patient care. They should incorporate training strategies such as using person-first language and evidence-based resources to support an inclusive culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
diversity, equity, healthcare simulation, inclusion, patient safety, patient/client communication, Person-first language
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Denise Johnson Dawkins and David N. Daum. "Person-first Language in Healthcare: The Missing Link in Healthcare Simulation Training" Clinical Simulation in Nursing (2022): 135-140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2022.03.002