What’s in a Name?
We are trying to build a mental health and substance use volunteer force at the Vancouver General Hospital, starting with defining services for the new Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre. In the course of our planning we have had several good discussions about terminology, particularly, what do we call the people who use our services.
Of course most of us would prefer to be referred to by name, but in some cases, clinical documentation for example, a broader name is more commonly used such as individual, patient or client.
And that is where you come in….
Please take our survey
We have put together a short survey to hear from you about what terms you prefer. We have some ideas but are hoping to settle on terms that the majority of you feel comfortable with. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VCHterms
Once we have collected responses we promise to share our findings on our website, www.spotlightonmentalhealth.com
Thanks in advance for your help with this.