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I would like to change the pejorative use of language to something more positive

(11 Posts)
Whitewavemark2 Sat 04-Apr-20 12:20:39

Like “unskilled workforce”


“Essential workforce”

None of us would survive without them.

EllanVannin Sat 04-Apr-20 12:31:58

It's always got to involve a division no matter what it's about.
It's never going to be a classless society is it ?

EllanVannin Sat 04-Apr-20 12:35:45

Makes me sick quite honestly.
Ironically we all have to be equal under present circumstances.

eazybee Sat 04-Apr-20 12:59:24

Well, I don't like the use of the term 'bed-blocking.'
Suggests people are deliberately choosing to hog a bed, instead of being there because there is nowhere else suitable.

suziewoozie Sat 04-Apr-20 13:02:18

It’s like ‘frequent flyer’ to describe people with chronic conditions who attend hospital/GP regularly - it seems to assume they do it unnecessarily

Whitewavemark2 Sat 04-Apr-20 13:04:10

“Bed blocking” out

“Vulnerable bedless”? No that doesn’t sound right

suziewoozie Sat 04-Apr-20 13:04:29

WW you’re right though. We won’t be equal but language we use to describe can encourage negative or positive attitudes.

Whitewavemark2 Sat 04-Apr-20 13:05:59

I’m not talking about equality but a kinder more truthful language

Teetime Sat 04-Apr-20 13:44:10

Bed blocking was changed to Delayed Discharge years ago in the NHS and Social Care.

suziewoozie Sat 04-Apr-20 15:52:02

But it’s still used Teetime sadly

suziewoozie Sat 04-Apr-20 15:53:43

Here’s just one example from last year - if you google, there’s loads more