Correct term? Someone help.

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  1. cj09

    cj09 New Member

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    Hi,

    Can anyone tell me if the term "retarded" is used to describe a patients limited ability? To me this term seems outdated and somewhat offensive, but maybe I am wrong.

    Can anyone help?
     
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    rjm New Member

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    Yes definitely not PC and hasnt been for many years.

    Tend to use learning disability/developmental delay.
     
  3. cj09

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    Thank you! I didn't think it was PC anymore, but I think people (including doctors, psychiatrists etc) still use it in different parts of the world to describe a persons disability. I think it's wrong.
     

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