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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61-62

Appropriate terminology

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Date of Web Publication29-Nov-2019

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-258X.272133

How to cite this article:
Kohli HS. Appropriate terminology. Natl Med J India 2019;32:61-2

How to cite this URL:
Kohli HS. Appropriate terminology. Natl Med J India [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Oct 26];32:61-2. Available from: http://www.nmji.in/text.asp?2019/32/1/61/272133

I read with interest the editorial on ‘Falls research is coming of age’ by Ashish Goel.[1] It is a thoughtful, thought-provoking and elegant exposition of the importance of research on falls in India. However, I must take issue with one aspect of the article. Goel’s use of the term ‘inmates’ to describe older persons living in long-term residential facilities is wrong and de-humanizes the very group he seeks to champion. Alternatives could have been ‘clients’, ‘residents’ or, simply, ‘people’.

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Goel, A. Falls research is coming of age. Natl Med J India 2018;31:321-3.  Back to cited text no. 1


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