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Kinns Chapter 4

characteristics Distinguishing traits, qualities, or properties
commensurate Corresponding in size, amount, extent, or degree; equal in measure proportionate
competent having adequate or requisite capabilities
connotation an implication; something suggested by a word or thing
credibility the quality or power of inspiring belief
demeanor behavior towards others; outward manner
detrimental obviously harmful or damaging
discretion the quality of being discreet; having or showing good judgement or conduct, especially in speech
disseminated to disburse; to spread arround
drug of choice the drug an abuser uses most frequently to satisfy the craving for a certain feeling; the user's preferred drug
initiative energy or apitude to cause or facilitate the start of something or to cause something to happen
insubordination disobedience to authority
morale the mental and emotional condition, enthusiasm, loyalty, or confidence of an individual or group with regard to the function or tasks at hand
optimistic inclined to put the most favorable construction on actions and events or to anticipate the best possible outcome
persona an individuals social facade or front that reflects the role in life the individual is playing; the personality a person projects in public
professionalism the conduct or qualities characterized by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession; exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, and generally businesslike manner in the workplace
reproach an expression of rebuke or disapproval; a cause or occasion of blame, discredit, or disgrace
tolerance the need to use more and more of a substance to get the same feeling as the body learns to tolerate the drug
work ethics a set of values based on the moral virtues of hard work and diligence
NIAA National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
symptoms of alcoholism craving-a strong need or desire, loss of control- the inability to stop once it has begun, physical dependence- the occurrence of withdrawal symptoms, tolerance- the need to increase the amount taken in to get the same effect
AMA American Medical Association
symptoms of substance abuse continued use despite social or interpersonal problems, repeated use that results in failure to fulfill obligations, use that results in legal problems, repeated use that results in physically hazardous situations
loyalty faithfulness or allegiance to a cause, ideal, custom, institution, or product
dependability being dependable to get a task done when it is due or on time
courtesy using kind words and compassion to the patients and co-workers
flexibility being able to adapt to a wide variety of situations
confidentiality privacy of a patients records or health
HIPPA health insurance portability and accountability act
attitude courtesy and kindness to others and being optimistic
Created by: mrsdancona