Person—given name

Metadata item type:Data Element Concept
METeOR identifier:613342
Registration status:Health, Standard 05/10/2016
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 27/06/2017
Indigenous, Final 30/05/2018
ACT Health, Final 02/01/2019
Definition:The person's identifying name(s) within the family group or by which the person is socially identified.
Context:Administrative purposes and individual identification.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Person
Definition:

A human being.

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:

Prior to 13 March 2018, the definition of the ‘Person’ Object class was ‘A human being, whether man, woman or child’. From 13 March 2018, the definition was edited by removing the words ‘…whether man, woman or child’ so that a person is defined as ‘A human being’. This amendment was undertaken to align the definition of a person with the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, which recognise that there are sex and gender types that are not exclusively male or female.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:

Macquarie University 2003. The Macquarie Dictionary 3rd ed. Sydney: The Macquarie Library Pty. Ltd

Reference documents:

Attorney-General's Department 2015. Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender. Viewed 26 July 2016, https://www.ag.gov.au/Publications/Pages/
AustralianGovernmentGuidelines
ontheRecognitionofSexandGender.aspx

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2016. Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, 2016. ABS Cat. no. 1200.0.55.012. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 26 July 2016, http://abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/
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Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Given name
Definition:A designation for an individual within the family group or by which the individual is socially identified.
Property group:Name characteristics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element concept attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reference documents:Standards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Person (name)—given name Housing assistance, Standard 01/08/2005, Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016, WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015, Indigenous, Endorsed 05/09/2014, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:

Person—given name, text X[X(39)] Health, Standard 05/10/2016
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 27/06/2017
Indigenous, Final 30/05/2018
ACT Health, Final 02/01/2019