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Language matters

Posted by plosmedicine on 30 Mar 2009 at 23:52 GMT

Author: 'susanne' 'mccabe'
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Submitted Date: April 12, 2006
Published Date: April 24, 2006
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As someone who may become one of the elderly women mentioned one day I would feel very patronised if people were claiming to 'manage' me! If I had cancer I would probably be grateful to teams helping me to manage the condition though.

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