What timing. Susan Gubar's "Living with Cancer" column today and my current "View from the Other Side of the Stethoscope" column both discuss the same topic: the potential negative impact of certain commonly used words and phrases in medicine.
HEALING ADJECTIVES (Harpham; Oncology Times)
COMING TO TERMS (Gubar; NY Times)
These discussions can help us reshape our language of medicine in healing ways.