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We Are People First

We Are People First EDITOR’S MESSAGE Mary Insana Fisher, PT, PhD Board-certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Certified Lymphedema Therapist; Editor-in-Chief, Rehabilitation Oncology; and Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH One of the jobs an editor performs is to review the of person-first language to avoid bias, the devaluation of proofs of articles that have been accepted for publication the person, and any negative expression. Person-first lan- after peer review. Mostly, we check to make sure the layout guage promotes or emphasizes the person rather than his is correct, that Table 1 does not appear 3 pages after it is or her disease or disability. People are not defined by their mentioned in the text, that the conflict of interest statement illness, and person-first language respects the dignity of the is included, and that the article type (Research Report, individual. In a 2001 report from the Institute of Medicine, Commentary, etc) is correct. Recently, I caught a title of person-centered care was described as care that is “respect- an article that was not using person-first language, and I ful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, made the editorial correction. Coincidentally, the next day needs, and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Oncology Wolters Kluwer Health

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Publisher
Wolters Kluwer Health
Copyright
© 2021 Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy, APTA.
ISSN
2168-3808
eISSN
2381-2427
DOI
10.1097/01.reo.0000000000000259
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Abstract

EDITOR’S MESSAGE Mary Insana Fisher, PT, PhD Board-certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Certified Lymphedema Therapist; Editor-in-Chief, Rehabilitation Oncology; and Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH One of the jobs an editor performs is to review the of person-first language to avoid bias, the devaluation of proofs of articles that have been accepted for publication the person, and any negative expression. Person-first lan- after peer review. Mostly, we check to make sure the layout guage promotes or emphasizes the person rather than his is correct, that Table 1 does not appear 3 pages after it is or her disease or disability. People are not defined by their mentioned in the text, that the conflict of interest statement illness, and person-first language respects the dignity of the is included, and that the article type (Research Report, individual. In a 2001 report from the Institute of Medicine, Commentary, etc) is correct. Recently, I caught a title of person-centered care was described as care that is “respect- an article that was not using person-first language, and I ful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, made the editorial correction. Coincidentally, the next day needs, and

Journal

Rehabilitation OncologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Apr 1, 2021

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