APA Council resolution to use the word "patient" in APA "policies, rules, and public relations"

Division 35 Council Representatives have alerted us that there will be a motion introduced in council entitled: "Resolution for the Use of the term "Patient" in American Psychological Association Policies, Rules, and Public Relations Activities When referring to the Health-Related and Scientific Activities of Health Service Psychologists and Scientists in Health Care Services and Settings."

There has been concern raised about this motion and the idea that language would be mandated, and that the relationships implied by the use of "client" rather than "patient" might be impacted.

Please review the introduction and resolution on the linked page and comment below.


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