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

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] GNUmed to be all inclusive?
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 14:25:19 +0100
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On Tue, Feb 02, 2010 at 06:37:31PM -0200, Rogerio Luz Coelho wrote:

> I am translating in Launchpad.
> Thanks karsten for the update, went from 18 - 58% of the translation ready
> (that was a lot of spared work :)

Sebastian deserves the fame for that.

> My question is a little semantical, but it will influence the way other
> health professionals see GNUmed:
> 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.
> Wouldn't it be more inclusive to change all the "clinician" entries to
> "staff member" or "resposible" for this and that?
> I ask because when a phsycal therapist or nurse would like to see and sign a
> exam it should need to reflect some "physician"centered view of how we do
> things, who knows, maybe there isn't even one clinician whatsoever in the
> staff of a local GNUmed instalation.

I agree with your sentiment that GNUmed should not
unnecessarily "discriminate" clerical vs medical or even
medical staff vs doctors.

I also agree with Jim that "clinician" seems to include
non-doctor medical staff et al.

Improvements for where we sway from the path are welcome.

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