Alternative to Consumer Terminology

Tru Here.  Everyone has different hot-button terminology.  I don’t have a problem with “suffering” terminology, and a lot of the other words.  But I cringe every time I see the words “service user” or “consumer”. In my experience the problem is not the impersonal nature of the term “service user”, but rather the consuming nature […]

Service User

Tru here. Discussion of terminology for care is a hot-topic all the way around. These are my personal thoughts regarding the term “service user”: In my experience the problem is not the impersonal nature of the term “service user”, but rather the consuming nature of the term. We are the “user”, “consumer”, etc. Our care […]