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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. Many clinics have a specialty, such as ongoing care for diabetes or cancer.
regulated profession A field legally restricted to practitioners with a specific professional qualification and/or provincial or territorial registration.
administrative health professional A graduate from an accredited health office administration program who assumes administrative, communication, and/or clinical responsibilities in a health-care setting.
licensure A legal document, obtained after passing written and clinical examinations, that is required 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 excepting care. May sometimes involve uncharacteristically passive behavior.
client A person seeking or receiving health-care; synonymous with patient, but suggests a more active role.
medical office assistant A person who handles primarily administrative responsibilities but also some clinical duties in a health office (title varies).
medical assistant A person who is trained to assist a physician with various clinical tests, examinations, and procedures.
behavior A persons discernible responses and actions.
autonomy A person's right to self-determination. In health care it refers to a patient's/client's right to make his own decisions without coercion-decisions for treatment for example, based on fact and going fully informed of all treatment options.
role A position in life that carries expectations of responsibilities and of appropriate behavior.
code of ethics A set of guidelines for ethical conduct.
wellness A state of physical and emotional well-being, broadly considered.
health According to one definition "a 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.
post-partum After delivery
tolerance Allowing people to have their own beliefs, opinions and way of doing things.
ALS Also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehirg's disease. This is a progressive disease affecting the nerves that are responsible for muscle stimulation. There is no known cure.
attributes 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 professionals, such as physicians, in delivering health-care services (i.e nurse practitioners or midwives).
triage Assessing the seriousness of a client's presenting problem to determine who needs to have medical help first. (chest pain vs. sore throat)
stereotyping Assuming all members of a group will be alike.
prejudice Coming to conclusions about a person or group on the basis of untested assumptions, without regard for facts.
justice Considers concepts of fairness and entitlements, cam involve oral or legal issues.
transcription Creating a written copy of a dictated or recorded message.
transitional phase Diagnosis and treatment.
spiritual For some, means a belief in and dictation to a higher power; for others, it is a personal, or interior quality, tied to emotions, values and morals.
veracity Honesty or truthfulness.
intellectual Involves our cognitive ability to determine what is right and what is not.
emotional Involves recognizing one's own strengths and weaknesses, being able to analyze and deal with problems and recognize when one needs help.
skill Is learned.
nationality Manifested when a person belongs to a country with all its legal and social benefits.
faithfulness Meeting the reasonable expectations of others.
alternative health care OR complementary health care Nontraditional methods and practices, based on a natural approach, including chiropractic,acupuncture, massage, and aromatherapy.
discrimination Occurs when people are denied justice or treated unfairly because of their membership in a group.
race Often used to refer to groups of people with similar physical characteristics and a common ancestry.
social People with partners and strong social networks are more likely to by physically healthy.
empathy Putting yourself in other's shoes.
resolution phase Recovery/ resolution/ death
physical Refers to the body's health and functioning.
ethnicity Refers to the cultural characteristics of a particular ethnic group.
ethnic Relating to people with the common racial, religious, linguistic, or cultural heritage.
beneficence Requires that we benefit others and act in the person's best interest.
action phase Seeking medical intervention.
acknowledgement phase Sustained clinical signs.
initiative The ability to assess when something needs to be done and do it.
preliminary phase The appearance of clinical signs.
core competency The basic or essential skills one needs to succeed in a particular profession.
values The beliefs a person holds dear and that person's decisions and behavior or conduct.
satisfactory The client continues to improve and is usually out of danger.
guarded The client has moved from critical toward wellness; condition is still volatile and subject to change.
good The client is believed to be on firm footing and is expected to recover.
critical The client is hanging in the balance between life and death and is receiving active intervention.
poor The client is near death but not receiving active intervention.
stable The client's condition has steadied; good news but doesn't indicate a sure recovery.
culture The languages, beliefs, values, norms, behaviors, and even material objects that are passed from one generation to the next.
scope of practice The parameters of duties and responsibilities outlines by one's professional training and skill set.
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 clinical signs or symptoms.
ethics The philosophical study of standards accepted by society that determine what is right and wrong in human behavior.
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.
subculture The values and practices of a group that distinguish it from the larger 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.
Created by: AshleyMcM