Opposite of a deficit approach; emphasizing what people know and what they can do (7).
Focusing on strengths that can empower people to take more control over their own health and healing (103).
Example: Lee takes her insulin 50% of the time because of cost concerns (instead of Lee is noncompliant/nonadherent).
Words that indicate awareness, a sense of dignity, and positive attitudes toward people with a disability/disease. Places emphasis on the person, rather than the disability/disease (88).
Example: Lee has diabetes (instead of Lee is a diabetic).
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