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assessment

the collection of data about an individuals health state, for the purpose of making a judgement or diagnosis

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behavioral model

moves health beyond treating disease to include secondary and primary preventions with emphasis given to changing behaviors and lifestyles

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biomedical model

the predominant model of health in the Canadian health care system, wherein health is viewed as the absence of disease; the focus is on diagnosis and treatment of disease

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biomedical model

the predominant model of health in the Canadian health care system, wherein health is viewed as the absence of disease; the focus is on diagnosis and treatment of disease

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biomedical model

the predominant model of health in the Canadian health care system, wherein health is viewed as the absence of disease; the focus is on diagnosis and treatment of disease

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complete database

complete health history, full physical examination, laboratory studies, and other diagnostic tests

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critical thinking

a multidimensional thinking process by which nurses learn to assess and modify diagnoses and treatments, if indicated, before acting

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an assessment finding; a piece of info, sign or symptom, or a piece of laboratory date

cue

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a tentative explanation for a cue or a set of cues, useful as a basis to guide further investigation

diagnostic hypothesis

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a method of collecting and analyzing clinical information with the following components; attending to initially available cues, formulating diagnostic hypothesis, gathering data relative to the tentative hypothesis, and evaluating each hypothesis with the new data collected to arrive at a final diagnosis

diagnostic reasoning

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rapid collection of the database, often compiled concurrently with lifesaving measurements

emergency database

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database used for a limited or short-term problem; it concerns mainly one problem, one cue complex, or one body system

episode database

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a systematic approach to making decisions about p.t. care and treatment that integrates the best available evidence with assessment data, the clinicians' experience, and expertise, and individual patient preferences and values, with the aim to improve outcomes

evidence - informed practice

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used in all settings to monitor progress on short-term or chronic health problems

follow-up database

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health promotion

a comprehensive social and political process of enabling people to increase control over the determinants of health and therefore improve their health

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medical diagnosis

used to evaluate the cause and etiology of disease; focus is on the function or malfunction of a specific organ system

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nursing diagnosis

clinical judgment about a persons' response to an actual or potential health state, and identification of their health concerns, risks, and goals in response to the nurse's analysis of assessment data

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nursing process

a method of collecting and analyzing clinical information with the following components; assessment, diagnosis, plan, interventions, evaluation

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objective data

what the health care provider observes by inspecting, palpating, percussing, and auscultating during the physical assessment

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relational practice

recognizes health, illness, and the meanings, they hold for a person are shaped by one's social, cultural, family, historical, and geographical contexts as well as one's age, sex, gender, ability, and other individual contexts

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social determinants of health

the social, economic, and political conditions that shape the health of individuals, families, and communities

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incorporates sociological and environmental aspects of health as well as biomedical and behavioural aspects

socioenvironmental model

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active listening

the skill of listening with your complete attention and engagement, both to what the patient tells you and to the way the individual tell his or her story

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avoidance language

the use of euphemisms to avoid reality or to hide feelings

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clarification

examiners response used when the patient's word choice is ambiguous or confusing, or a discrepancy is noted

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closed questions

questions that ask for specific information and that elicit a short, one or two-word answer, yes or no

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distancing

the use of impersonal speech to put space between the self and threat

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empathy

viewing the world from the other person's inner frame of reference while remaining yourself; recognizing and accepting the other persons feelings without criticism

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explanation

examiners statements that inform the patient, the examiner shares factual and objective information

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facilitation

examiners response that encourages the patient to say more, to continue with the story