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'Beware the creeping danger of language that leads to blame'


Using language to 'push the debate to the question you want' is what politicians do all the time, as you have pointed out. Slightly different, I have an issue with guidance that allows for 'a lot of interpretation': healthcare guidance should be relatively unambiguous, and not similar to 'diplomatic statements' which are deliberately framed so that they can be interpreted according to the whim of the reader. Most HCPs seem to read guidance as 'instructions': and unclear instructions, are a menace, not a help !

Posted date

25 February, 2015

Posted time

11:59 am