Person-Centred Language: An Overview for Long-Term Care Team Members

Continuous Learning, Education


About Person-Centred Language

Person-centred language (PCL) refers to using language that puts people first rather than the disease, symptoms or conditions that they may have. In long-term care (LTC) this means focusing on the strengths and abilities residents have, rather than their disabilities. By using person-centred language, we honour, respect and dignify people in our society by being thoughtful and building up strengths and abilities.

About the Course

This interactive eLearning course will show you how person-centered language can have a positive impact on communication and care, and help to reduce stigma and discrimination.

Length: 45 minutes

Format: Three 15-minute modules

Audience: Long-term care home team members including:

  • Personal Support Workers (PSWs)
  • Registered Practical Nurses (RPN)
  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  • Recreation Therapists (RT)
  • Behaviour Therapists (BT)
  • Occupational Therapists (OT)
  • Social Workers (SW) and Social Service Workers (SSW)
  • Health Care Aides (HCA)
  • Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant (PRC)
  • Educators
  • Food service workers

Price: Free