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Abuse

Any care that results in physical harm or pain, or mental anguish

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Aide

Assistant-dental, dietetic, education, geriatric, home health care, med, med lab, medication, mortuary, nurse, ot, ophthalmic, pathology, pt, physician, rt, vet

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Ancient Romans did...

First to organize medical care

Begin public health and sanitation systems

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Anton van Leeuwenhoek

Invented the microscope 1666

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Assault and battery

Threat or attempt at injure

Unlawful touching of another person without consent

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Associate's degree

Awarded by a technical/career or community college after completion of two years

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Athletic trainer

Bachelor of master's required

Treat and prevent athletic injuries

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Audiologist

Individual specializing in diagnosis and treatment of hearing disorders

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Bachelor's degree

Degree awarded by a college or university after a person has completed a four-year course of study

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Competence

Able, capable

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Confidential

Not to be shared or told

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Contract

To shorten, decrease in size, or draw together

An agreement between two or more people

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Defamation

Slander or libel, a false statement that causes ridicule or damage to a reputation

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Dental hygienist

A licensed individual who works with a dentist to provide care and treatment for the teeth and gums

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Dependability

Capable of being relied on, trustworthy

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Dietician

An individual who specializes in the science of diet and nutrition

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Empathy

Identifying with another's feelings but being unable to change or solve the situation

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Endodonticts

Branch of dentistry involving treatment of the pulp chamber and root canals of the teeth, root canal treatment

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Entrepreneur

Individual who organizes, manages, and assumes the risk of a business

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Ethics

Principles of right or good conduct

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False improvisement

Restraining an individual or restricting an individual's freedom

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Informed consent

Permission granted voluntarily by a person who is of sound mind and aware of all factors involved

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Integrative care

A form of health care that uses both mainstream medical treatments and complementary and alternative therapies to treat a patient

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Invasion of privacy

Revealing personal information about an individual without his or her consent

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Libel

False written statement that causes a person ridicule or contempt or causes damage to the person's reputation

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Living will

A legal document stating a person's desires on what measures should or should not be taken to prolong life when his or her condition is terminal

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Malpractice

Providing improper or unprofessional treatment or care that results in injury to another person

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Master's degree

Degree awarded by a college or university after completion of one or more years of prescribed study beyond a bachelor's degree

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Negligence

Failure to give care that is normally expected, resulting in injury

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Ophthalmologist

A medical doctor who specializes in diseases of the eye