Title of ArticleMind your language: lessons for practice development
Type of ArticleCritical reflection on practice development
Author/sLoretta Andersen
ReferenceVolume 2, Issue 2, Article 11
Date of PublicationNovember 2012
KeywordsChange, communication, language, older persons, patient-centred practice, practice development

My frustration with a perceived lack of patient-centred care in my own health practice led me to enrol in postgraduate studies. An introduction to the concept of practice development enabled me to understand and develop my practice in new ways. I learned that language is integral to the implementation of practice and change. Communication through spoken language is at the heart of the relationships that exist within healthcare and its use either engages or disengages players within this realm.

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