Recognising the significance of cancer language on emotion health.

How often do people stop to consider the #emotional consequences of a word. I’m hoping by sharing a result like this, more people make the time to learn to become more aware of such consequences of words. (More on that in an article coming very soon)

Surely, for people in healthcare services to deliver more #personcentredcare they need to know that #PalliativeCare triggers significant emotions.

And to add to this thought,

Averages, means…..

We received a message this morning about this graphic which immediately set the mind going 🤣

The message: “Very interesting! I’m surprised quality of life isn’t even more hopeful than reported! Really makes you think!”

& then that penny dropped (quite a big one, I think 🤔):

The response: “Ah so thats because you are looking at the average response.” And then this hit me “You’ve highlighted such a huge issue in the way we look at [use] data. There are those who scored it much more fearful and those who scored it less fearful (the same is true of the term ‘quality of life’ and hopeful). So the ‘moral of the story’: we need healthcare (as as the education profession) to be more person-centred”

You are not Ms/Mrs/Mr/Dr/Prof… average – you are unique and healthcare services are need to find a solution that ensure this is recognised.

A good starting point for more health professionals to feel more comfortable with asking “How are you feeling?” and not to stop at “How are you?”

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