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Zimmerman S, Sloane PD, Rashik MI.


Terminology evolves with the times, and rightly so. In the not-too-distant past, terms weren’t needed to “take a selfie, write a blog, purchase a wearable, eat an edible, insert an emoji, be a foodie, have a staycation, develop a podcast, avoid spam” or “Google it.” Terms also evolve to recognize the worth and importance of a given job and to avoid discrimination. Garbage men have become sanitation workers, housewives are homemakers, stewards and stewardesses are flight attendants.


Zimmerman S, Sloane PD, Rashik MI. Let’s Rename Nursing Assistants What They Are: Professional Caregivers. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2022 Nov;23(11):1755-1756. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2022.09.008. PMID: 36333072.

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