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holistic patient care

care focused on the whole person

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sometimes a diagnosis is

black and white

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clinical algorithm

the progression of how a patient is processed based on their S/S

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pathology

medical science concerned with disease including structural and functional changes

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pathogenesis

the underlying cause of a disease

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etiolgy

the study of pathogenesis - what causes a disease

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clinical presentation

the overall "picture" of signs, symptoms, medical history, and clinical examination

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diganosis

the determination of the problem using the clinical presentation

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differential diagnosis

several conditions that have similar clinical presentations

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the role of the clinician

prevention
clinical decision making

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stages of prevention

primary prevention: analyzing risk factors
secondary prevention: early detection
tertiary prevention: disease management

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where can risk factors be found

family history
lifestyle
physical exam

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diagnostic reasoning

how a physician sorts out what the problem is

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clinical decision making

similar to diagnostic reasoning
determines the best course of action
not a final diagnosis