MemberFebruary 7, 2021 at 9:52 pm
I had quite a lengthy discussion on my instagram surrounding this, and the general consensus was to just ask what people are most comfortable with! I’ve started asking all of my patients, the first time I meet them, how they prefer to be identified in terms of pronouns, race, ethnicity, etc. For example: “I like to get to know all of my patients on not just a healthcare basis but a human basis as well, and encourage you to ask me questions about myself if you have any! Would you mind sharing what pronouns you use, how you identify racially or ethnically, or let me know anything else about yourself?” It’s been well received so far!