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Terms and definitions

TermDefinition
Advocacy is defined as any action that speaks in favor of, recommends, argues for a cause, supports or defends, or pleads on behalf of others.
Autonomy individual freedom to make rational and unconstrained decisions
Altruism is a concern for the welfare and well-being of others
Beneficence Do only good
Collaboration Working together with other health professionals
Diversity The fact or state of being different
Discrimination The differential treatment of individuals or groups based on categories such as race, ethnicity, gender, social class, or exceptionality, occurs when a person acts on prejudice and denies other persons one or more of their fundamental rights
Determinants for Healthy People 2020 Physical Environment Social Environment Health Services Biology and Genetics Individual Behavior
Direct and Indirect Transmission of Pathogens DIRECT: touching, kissing, biting, intercourse, sneezing, coughing, talking INDIRECT: airborne, water, food, animals, dust
Ethnocentrism The belief that one’s own culture or way of life is better than that of others
Human Dignity is respect for the inherent worth and uniqueness of individuals and populations
Integrity is acting in accordance with an appropriate code of ethics and accepted standards of practice.
Nosocomial infections are acquired in hospitals and other healthcare facilities
Prejudice A negative belief or preference that is generalized about a group and that leads to “prejudgment”.
Social Justice is acting in accordance with fair treatment regardless of economic status, race, ethnicity, age, citizenship, disability, or sexual orientation
Stereotype Assuming that all members of a culture or ethnic group are alike.
Values A set of beliefs or ideals about what is right or wrong/good or bad that have an impact on our behavior
Vehicle and Vector-borne Vehicle: substance that transports and introduces the infectious agent Ex: toys, clothes, utensils, water, food
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