Pronouns aren’t just words that describe a person, but they are at the root of our identity. Pronouns are for everyone, regardless of religious beliefs, culture, race, sexual orientation, and gender. Common pronouns are he/him/his, she/her/hers, and they/them/theirs.
When people are misidentified by pronouns it can lead to negative feelings, emotions, and in some cases poor mental health. But the intentional use of pronouns can have a huge impact in our clients feeling comfortable and essentially their experience with healthcare in general.
Over the past few months, I have had multiple conversations centered around understanding pronouns and the importance of identifying people as they preferred to identified. And every time I refer back to @therainbowot and their pronoun campaign to help people feel more accepted. If you want more information about pronouns, diversity, inclusion, and LBGTQIA+ topics, for sure go check out them out.
My pronouns are she/her/hers. What are your pronouns?