More than just pronouns – gender-neutral and inclusive language in patient education materials: suggestions for patient education librarians
Keywords:LGBTQ , consumer health information services, patient education
Trusted patient education materials are the backbone of an effective consumer health library. However, members of the LGBTQ+ community may not see themselves or their families reflected in many resources due to the gendered and non-inclusive language they are written in. This article outlines some suggestions for concrete actions that patient librarians can take to ensure that their materials are not excluding LGBTQ+ patients.
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