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Re: [Gnumed-devel] GNUmed to be all inclusive?

From: Jim Busser
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] GNUmed to be all inclusive?
Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2010 15:35:12 -0800

On 2010-02-02, at 12:37 PM, Rogerio Luz Coelho wrote:

> Sometimes GNUmed says that the "staff member" did this of that, and sometimes 
> (specially in document and results handling) it states that the "clinician" 
> does this and that. 

In English, this is confounded because even despite that the hospitals employ 
terms such as

        medical staff (meaning doctors)

the doctors themselves often consider staff to be employees, which the doctors 
are often not on account of doctors often being self employed.


        doctor usually means medical doctor (MD, MB osteopath or equivalent)

        clinician includes doctor but might include a doctor assistant or nurse 
practitioner or even dentist / veterinarian

        staff usually means non-clinician
        - "secretary" is long
        - medical office assistant is long
        - MOA may not be well enough known

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