Access to treatment with controlled medicines rationale and recommendations for neutral, precise, and respectful language.

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_A5B4AB6FFF3D
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Access to treatment with controlled medicines rationale and recommendations for neutral, precise, and respectful language.
Périodique
Public health
Auteur(s)
Scholten W., Simon O., Maremmani I., Wells C., Kelly J.F., Hämmig R., Radbruch L.
ISSN
1476-5616 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0033-3506
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
12/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
153
Pages
147-153
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
The European Pain Federation EFIC, the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, International Doctors for Healthier Drug Policies, the Swiss Romandy College for Addiction Medicine, the Swiss Society of Addiction Medicine, and the World Federation for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence called on medical journals to ensure that authors always use terminology that is neutral, precise, and respectful in relation to the use of psychoactive substances. It has been shown that language can propagate stigma, and that stigma can prevent people from seeking help and influence the effectiveness of social and public-health policies. The focus of using appropriate terminology should extend to all patients who need controlled medicines, avoiding negative wording. A narrow focus on a few terms and medical communication only should be avoided. The appropriateness of terms is not absolute and indeed varies between cultures and regions and over time. For this reason, it is important that communities establish their own consensus of what is 'neutral', 'precise', and 'respectful'. We identified twenty-three problematic terms (most of them we suggest avoiding) and their possible alternatives. The use of appropriate language improves scientific quality of articles and increases chances that patients will receive the best treatment and that government policies on psychoactive substance policies will be rational.

Mots-clé
Opioids, Pain, Patient access, Publication policy, Stigma, Substance use disorder, Terminology
Pubmed
Web of science
Création de la notice
02/11/2017 13:39
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 15:10
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