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VNPT51 CH.1 Terms

VNPT51 CHAPTER 1 The Evolution of Nursing-MB

TermDefinition
accrediatation Higher standard that signifies that the responsible organization has judged that a program has met its pre-established criteria
approved program Satisfies the minimum standards set by the state agency responsible for overseeing educational programs
articulation Allows nursing programs to plan their curricula collaboratively to lessen duplication of learning experiences and support a process of progressive buildup
certification Process in which an individual, institution, agency, or education program is evaluated and recognized as meeting certain predetermined standards
health the area along the wellness-illness continuum that the patient occupies
health care system A network of agencies, facilities, and providers involved with health care in a specific geographic area with the goal of achieving optimal levels of health care, health care environment includes the patient, the patient's family, the community..
holistic professionals from differing areas come together to provide comprehensive care.
holistic health care A system of comprehensive or total patient care that considers the physical, emotional, social, economic, and spiritual needs of a person
illness An abnormal process in which aspects of the social, emotional, or intellectual condition and function of a person are diminished or impaired
licensure The granting of permission by the overseeing authority to engage in practice or activity that would otherwise be illegal
patient the individual who receives the care
pesthouses dirty and overcrowded; poor hygienic practices resulted in a high infection and mortality rate
portfolio An organized account of an individual's education and professional accomplishments
wellness A dynamic state of health in which an individual progresses toward a higher level of functioning, achieving an optimal balance between internal and external environment
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