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Professionalism - Reverse Defs

externship a cooperative or workplace experience or period of training for a student that is provided by the student's educational facility
clinic a facility providing medical care on an outpatient basis. It may be free-standing or associated with a hospital. Many clinics have a specialty, such as ongoing care for diabetes, orthopedics, or cancer. The term is currently also applied to primary car
Administrative Health Professional (AHP) a graduate from an accredited health office administration program who assumes administrative, communication, and/or clicinal responsibilities in a health-care setting
licensure a legal document, obtained after passing written and clinical examinations, that is require for health-care practitioners in regulated fields
preceptor a mentor who guides and supervises a student throughout a workplace experience
duty a moral obligation
right a moral, legal, cultural, or traditional claim
sick role a particular social role that an ill person adopts, which involves giving up normal responsibilities and accepting care. Many sometimes involve uncharacteristically passive behaviour
client a person seeking or receiving health care; synonymous with patient, but suggests a more active role
medical office assistant (Canada) a person who handles primarily administrative responsibilities, but also some clinical duties in a health office (titles vary)
medical assistant (U.S.) a person who is trained to assist a physician with various clinical tests, examinations, and procedures
behaviour a person's discernible responses and actions
autonomy a person's right to self-determination. In health care it refers to a clients' right to make his own decision without coercion-decisions for treatment for examply, based on fact and being fully informed of all treatment options
role a position in life that carries expectations of responsibilities and of appropriate behaviour
health according to one definition "relative state in which one is able to function well physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually in order to express the full range of one's unique potentialities within the environment in which one is living."
code of ethics a set of guidelines for ethical conduct
wellness a state of physical and emotional well-being, broadly considered
postpardum after delivery
ALS also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease. This is a progressive disease affecting the nerves that are responsible for muscle stimulation. there is no known cure.
attribute an inborn personal quality or characteristic
ward clerk an individual who manages the administrative and communication needs of a client care unit. The title is being replaced with clinical secretary or communications coordinator
allied health care any duty or profession that supports primary health-care providers, such as physicians, nurse practitioners or midwives, in delivering health-care services
triage assessing the seriousness of a client's presenting problem to determine who needs to have medical help first. (chest pain vs sore throat)
alternative health care or complementary health care nontraditional methods and practices, based on a natural approach, including chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, and aromatherapy
regulated profession a field legally restricted to practitioners with a specific professional qualification and/or provincial or territorial registration
ethnic relating to groups of people with a common racial, religious, linguistic, or culture heritage
core competency the basic or essential skills that one needs to succeed in a particular profession
values the beliefs a person holds dear and that guide that person's decisions and behaviour or conduct
culture the languages, beliefs, values, norms, behaviours, and even material objects that are passed from one generation to the next
remission the phase of a chronic disease characterized by a relief or absence of clinical signs or symptoms
exacerbation the phase of a chronic disease characterized by a return of clinciall signs or symptoms
ethics the philosophical study of standards accepted by society that determine what is right and wrong in human behaviour
ethnocentrism the tendency to use our own culture's standards as the yardstick to judge everyone; the belief in the superiority of our own group or culture
morals what a person believes to be right and wrong pertaining to how to act, treat others, and get along in an organized society
scope of practice the parameters of duties and responsibilities outlined by one's professional training and skill set
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