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Chapter 25 & 27

Nurse Aide

Pronation turning downward
Grief a deeply emotional process that is a response to loss
Foot Drop weakness of muscles in the feet and ankles that interferes with the ability to flex the ankles and walk normally
Adduction moving a body part toward the midline of the body
Hyperextension extending a joint beyond its normal range of motion
Physiatrists doctors who specialize in rehabilitation
Supination turning upward
Anticipatory Grief a period of mourning when the dying person or his family is expecting the death
Abduction moving a body part away from the midline of the body
Extension straightening a body part
Orthotic Devices devices applied externally to limbs to support, protect, improve function, and prevent complications
Dorsiflexion bending backward
Flexion bending a body part
Rehabilitation care that is managed by professionals to restore a person to the highest possible level of functioning after an illness or injury
Bereavement the period following a loss in which mourning occurs
Postmortem Care care of the body after death
Rigor Mortis latin for "stiffness of death"; refers to the stiffness that occurs after death due to muscles becoming rigid
Restorative Care care used after rehabilitation to maintain a persons function and increase independence
Opposition touching the thumb to any other finger
Active Assisted Range of Motion exercises to put a joint through its full arc of motion that are done by a resident with some help from a staff member
Mourning the period in which people work to adapt to a loss; influenced by culture, tradition, and society
Adaptive Devices special equipment that helps a person who is ill or disabled perform ADL's; also called adaptive devices
Rotation turning the joint
Palliative Care care given to people who have serious, life threatening diseases; goals are to control symptoms, reduce suffering, prevent side effects and complications, maintain quality of life
Complicated Grief grief complicated by disorders or conditions, such as depression and substance abuse
Created by: hcps-jamesnc