Chapter 02 Patient Assessment and Communication in Imaging - Terms

Helpfulness: 0
Set Details Share
created 5 years ago by Annabelle
207 views
show moreless
Page to share:
Embed this setcancel
COPY
code changes based on your size selection
Size:
X
Show:
1

Advance directives

Directions given by a person while in a healthy state concerning wishes at time of death

2

Adverse effects

The development of undesired side effects or toxicity caused by the administration of drugs

3

Aggravating or alleviating factor

That which makes a problem better or worse

4

Analyze

To break down into parts for study; to dissect

5

Anticipatory grieving

Mourning death or loss before the event occurs

6

Anxiety

A troubled state of mind; distress or nervousness

7

Assessment

Evaluation of a patient using skills in history taking to achieve a particular goal

8

Associated manifestations

What else occurs during an episode

9

Attitudes

A manner of feeling or thinking; opinions

10

Auditory

Must be heard

11

Basic needs

Needs one cannot live without; i.e. air, food, shelter, etc.

12

Beliefs

Certainty or confidence in the trustworthiness of another

13

Biases

Prejudices

14

Body image

How one imagines himself or herself to appear physically

15

Chronology

The arrangement of events in time

16

Clinical portion

Instruction in the patient care area; i.e., learning in the institution with direct patient care

17

Cognitive

Mental activities related to thinking, reasoning, and memory that result in learning

18

Continuum

Uninterrupted; continuing on an enduring line

19

Creativity

The power to invent something new or original

20

Critical thinking

Assessing one's thinking in order to make it clearer, more accurate, or more defensible

21

Culture

A set of beliefs and values common to a particular group of people

22

Debility

Lack or loss of strength; weakness

23

Didactic

The instructional phase of learning; i.e., classroom instruction

24

Dissonance

A lack of harmony or agreement

25

Do not-resuscitate (DNR)

An order on the patient's chart and signed by the patient's physician that orders the staff not to perform CPR or call the emergency team if the patient expires

26

Ethnicity

A common history and origin

27

Euthanasia

Act of deliberately bringing about the death of a person suffering from an incurable disease or condition

28

Evaluate

To make a judgment as to the value of something; to size up

29

Explain

To render understandable

30

Explore

To investigate or discover

31

Feedback

A response that indicates that the message delivered was correctly or incorrectly perceived

32

“Full code”

For persons who wish to have full cardiopulmonary resuscitation if they stop breathing; this is also called "code blue"

33

Global

Complete; worldwide

34

Grieving process

An emotional state that a person goes through to maintain sound mental health when experiencing a loss

35

Habit

Customary performance or practice

36

Health

A condition of feeling physically and mentally sound or whole

37

Identity

The personal characteristics by which one is able to be recognized or recognizes oneself

38

Infer

To arrive at a conclusion based on evidence gathered

39

Informed consent form

Approval of a medical procedure after being informed of all possible unfavorable consequences

40

Inquiry

To put to question; to examine

41

Interpret

To explain or to make understandable

42

Introspection

Looking into one's own mind to analyze thoughts

43

Kinesthetic

Perceived through movement; through action of muscles

44

Linear

Easy to comprehend because it is basic or logical

45

Localization

To determine the exact area of origin

46

Lower

level thinking - Using only habit and recall as one thinks

47

Maladaptive grieving

Poor adjustment; in grief, need for counseling

48

“No code”

The same as a DNR order; a written medical order must follow this request in order for the patient to be allowed to expire without emergency assistance

49

Nontherapeutic relationship

An association with another person that is unpleasant or unsatisfactory

50

Nonverbal

Unspoken

51

Objective

Concrete evidence; based on facts that exist; e.g., the patient's chart

52

Objectives or outcome criteria

Goals; what is planned to achieve

53

Onset

Time of beginning

54

Paralanguage

Tone of voice, gestures, and facial expressions that accompany speech

55

Physiologic needs

Needs that allow our bodies to function; food, air, water

56

Problem solving

Using critical thinking to assess complex situations and formulate a solution to the problem

57

Profession

A calling that requires specialized knowledge and intensive academic preparation

58

Psychomotor

Relating to physical movement

59

Rapport

A sense of harmony or agreement

60

Recall

To remember or to bring back to mind

61

Reflect

To think carefully and consider at length

62

Regressive behavior

To return to a former state of being; usually worse behavior, possibly infantile or childlike

63

Self actualizing needs

Needs that enrich our existence; i.e., music, literature, creative work

64

Self concept

That which one believes about himself or herself

65

Self esteem

A sense of one's own worth

66

Significant others

Those with whom one is in intimate contact

67

Stress

Pressure or weight placed upon a person that creates strain

68

Subjective

Based on judgment by an individual; personal opinion

69

Terminal illness

A disease with no known cure that results in death

70

Therapeutic communication

Speaking and listening in a manner that makes the receiver of the talk feel improved or restored

71

Therapeutic

Healing; palliative; curative

72

Trauma

Tissue damage related to an injury or mental trauma related to shocking developments

73

Validate

To confirm; to justify or establish as true

74

Values

Measures of the worth or worthiness of qualities

75

Visual

Able to be seen with one's eyes