Inclusive language

For DeCS 2024 edition, descriptors in Portuguese that had a scope note or that nominally contained terms with an ableist bias were reviewed. Additionally, some terms under this theme were inserted into DeCS exclusive categories as descriptors or as alternative terms into MeSH categories. As a result of the cooperation with NAI/UNIVASF:

  • 7 new descriptors were added or fixed
  • 35 new entry terms were added
  • 57 terms were deleted

Some obsolete terms were retained in order to recover literature for longitudinal studies. For this reason, a note was added to scope notes indicating the maintenance of the term with a potential ableist bias. Click here for details (in Portuguese).

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