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Ch 4 Fund Vocab

Words to know on Health and Illness in Fundamentals

TermDefinition
Acute illness one that comes on suddenly and lasts a short time.
Beliefs are concepts that a person holds to be true.
Capitation strategy for controlling health care costs by paying a fixed amount per member.
Case method pattern in which one nurse manages a client's care for a designated period.
Chronic illness one that comes on slowly and lasts a long time.
Congenital disorder disorder present at birth that results from faulty embryonic development.
Continuity of care uninterrupted client care despite the change in caregivers.
Diagnostic-related group classification system used to group clients with similar diagnoses.
Emotional health when one feels safe and copes effectively with the stressors of life.
Exacerbation reactivation of a disorder, or one that reverts from a chronic to an acute state.
Extended care services that meet the health needs of clients who no longer require acute hospital care.
Functional nursing pattern in which each nurse on a unit is assigned specific tasks.
Health state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being; not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
Health care system network of available health services.
Health insurance marketplaces state organizations that provide a means for individuals or employers with small numbers of employees to purchase affordable private health insurance.
Health maintenance organizations corporations that charge members preset, fixed, yearly fees in exchange for providing health care.
Hereditary condition disorder acquired from the genetic codes of one or both parents.
Holism philosophical concept of interrelatedness.
Human needs factors that motivate behavior.
Idiopathic illness one in which the cause is unexplained.
Illness state of being unwell.
Integrated delivery system network that provides a full range of health care services in a highly coordinated, cost effective manner.
Managed care organizations private insurers who carefully plan and closely supervise distribution of their client's health care services.
Medicaid state-administered program designed to meet the needs of low-income residents.
Medicare federal program that finances health care costs of persons who are 65 years and older, permanently disabled workers and their dependents, and people with end-stage renal disease.
Morbidity incidence of a specific disease , disorder, or injury.
Mortality incidence of deaths.
Nurse-managed care pattern in which a nurse manager plans the nursing care of clients based on their illness or medical diagnosis.
Nursing team personnel who care for client directly.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act a health reform law enabling many uninsured people to acquire health insurance.
Physical health when body organs function normally.
Preferred provider organizations agents for health insurance companies that control health care costs on the basis of competition.
Primary care health services provided by the first health care provider or agency a person contacts.
Primary illness one that develops independently of any other disease.
Primary nursing pattern in which the admitting nurse assumes responsibility for planning client care and evaluating the progress of a client.
Prospective payment system one that uses financial incentives to decrease total health care charges by reimbursing hospitals on a fixed rate basis.
Remission disappearance of signs and symptoms associated with a particular disease.
Secondary care health services to which primary caregivers refer clients for consultation and additional testing.
Secondary illness disorder that develops from a preexisting condition.
Sequelae consequences of a disease or its treatment.
Social health feeling accepted and useful.
Spiritual health the result of believing that one's life has purpose.
Team nursing pattern in which nursing personnel divide the clients into groups and complete their care together.
Terminal illness illness with no potential for cure.
Tertiary care health services
Values ideals that a person believes are important.
Wellness full and balanced integration of all aspects of health.
Created by: Jessica Venyke
 

 



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