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Unread January 14th, 2005, 09:58 PM
James Pretzer James Pretzer is offline
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Default Re: Client vs. Patient

American authorities are using the term "consumer" as well. I believe that this is supposed to be de-stigmatizing and empowering (which would be a good thing if changing the terminology really accomplished that).

Unfortunately, this tends to be accompanied by referring to us as "providers" which makes it sound as though we are faceless drones in a service industry rather than being skilled professionals.
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