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A.I.D.S Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome a condition that is cause by h.i.v that results in the breakdown of the body defense systems
ART skill attained by study , practice, or odservation
acute llness condition that occurs for a short period of time
chronic illness long lasting condition
client person who recessive healthcare at home
direct care worker caregiver who mainly provides care for provides assistance with bathing,feeding and illness /injury
Home health care nurse assistant with additional training who works in home health care
Home health care agency health organization that employs home health aides and others who provide health care and other service to people in their homes
hospice a home providing care for the sick, especially the terminally ill.
hospital clinic program of medical and emotional care and supports for people who are dying ,as well as for their families
inpatient a patient who stays in a hospital while under treatment.
medicaid is a joint federal and state program that helps low-income individuals or families pay for the costs associated with long-term medical and custodial care, provided they qualify.
medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease
monitor an instrument or device used for observing, checking, or keeping a continuous record of a process or quantity.
nausea a feeling of sickness with an inclination to vomit.
orthopedic the branch of medicine dealing with the correction of deformities of bones or muscles.
outpatient a patient who receives medical treatment without being admitted to a hospital.
patient able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.
referral process the process of directing or redirecting (as a medical case or a patient) to an appropriate specialist or agency for definitive treatment.
rehabilitation is the act of restoring something to its original state, like the rehabilitation of the forest that had once been cleared for use as an amusement park
resident a person who lives somewhere permanently or on a long-term basis.
specialized hospital A hospital is a health care institution providing patient treatment with specialized staff and equipment. The best-known type of hospital is the general hospital, which has an emergency department.
terminal illness is a disease that cannot be cured or adequately treated and that is reasonably expected to result in the death of the patient within a short period of time.
walk in clinic A walk-in clinic describes a very broad category of medical facilities only loosely defined as those that accept patients on a walk-in basis and with no appointment required.
activities of daily living are routine activities that people tend do everyday without needing assistance. There are six basic ADLs: eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring (walking) and continence.
certification refers to the confirmation of certain characteristics of an object, person, or organization. This confirmation is often, but not always, provided by some form of external review, education, assessment, or audit.
cognitive impairment is when a person has trouble remembering, learning new things, concentrating, or making decisions that affect their everyday life.
compassion sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.
healthcare team The health and social care workers involved with the care of a patient, including staff, if any, from the independent, voluntary and private sectors
regulation a rule or directive made and maintained by an authority.
advance medical directive An advance directive is a document by which a person makes provision for health care decisions in the event that, in the future, he/she becomes unable to make those decisions.
advocate a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy.
client rights
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