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Re: [Health-dev] About name on Party

From: Cédric Krier
Subject: Re: [Health-dev] About name on Party
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 09:19:08 +0200
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On 2015-08-18 16:34, Marc Murray wrote:
> On Tue, 2015-08-18 at 19:52 +0200, Cédric Krier wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > First, if you are interesting in this discussion, I would like you read
> > this [1] before going further.
> > 
> > As one of the original author of the party module, I want to say that
> > this background was known when we wrote the party module and the fact
> > there is only one single name field was on purpose.
> > 
> > So for me, the addition of the lastname field in health module is not
> > correct because it is too locale specific.
> > I tried to find where this distinction was needed in the health modules
> > but I did not.
> > So for me, there are two options to make GNU Health works better all
> > around the world:
> > 
> > - Remove lastname field because we don't need it.
> > 
> > - Change lastname field for a (or many) field(s) for which the usage
> >   will be clearly defined like: "called name" for sending mail.
> I think we should remove the lastname field.
> In any case, the "name" field should always be the name of the party,
> not a part of the name. So, even if we don't remove lastname, we should
> add "given_names" or similar so we can have name in the "name" field.
> However, based on the varying naming customs around the world, given
> name + lastname may be inappropriate.

I fully agree.

> I also like the idea of being able to define parts of a name in its own
> model. So this way, for the situation where firstname and lastname need
> to be retrieved indepently, that can be handled. And this could also
> handle the "called name" or "common name" concept as well. 

Plus this part could be not a part but something else like nickname or
phonetique name etc.

> > [1]
> > 
> > PS: I'm willing to work on this once an agreement will be reached.
> > 
> So am I. Let me know how I can help.

For now, I'm just missing where/why the lastname is used in GNU Health.

Cédric Krier - B2CK SPRL
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