Dynamics of Healthcare Vocabulary

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acute care facility

a facility where a patient can receive short term health care

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assisted-living facility

generally provides housing, group meals, personal care, support services, and social activities in a community setting

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complementary therapies

therapies that typically promote healing through nutrition, exercise, or relaxation

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extended care facility

provide health care and help with the activities of daily living to people of any age

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general practitioner

a physician who diagnoses and treats a variety of common health problems

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Hippocratic Oath

the moral basis for many medical regulations and guidelines still in use today

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home health care

care in a patient's home

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Homeopathy

a holistic system of healing that focuses on stimulating the body's ability to heal itself by giving very small doses of highly diluted substances

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Hospice

a care program focused on reducing pain, symptoms, and stress during the last stage of terminal illnesses

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independent-living facility

a group of apartments or houses for residents who can take care of themselves and are mobile, yet need help with daily activities

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Inpatient

a patient who remains in an acute care facility, such as a hospital, for more than 24 hours

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interdisciplinary team

a team of health care professionals with varied medical educations, backgrounds, and experiences, that work together to deliver the best possible care for each patient

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Microbiology

the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans

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Outpatient

a patient who is discharged within 23 hours

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Pandemic

am infectious disease that affects entire continents or even the world

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Prognosis

a medical opinion about the likely outcome of a condition or disease

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rehabilitation centers

centers specializing in services for patients needing physical or emotional rehabilitation or treatment of chemical dependency

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Sphygmomanometer

a device that checks someone's blood pressure

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Stethoscope

equipment that helped doctors listen to the internal sounds of a patient

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subacute care facility

cares for a variety of patients with complex medical and rehabilitative needs

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Co-insurance

the term used to describe plans that require the insured to share a portion of the costs for health care services, in order to lower monthly premiums

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Co-pay

a flat fee required for health procedures

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Deductible

the money a person pays before the insurance policy provides benefits

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Diagnostic related groups

a driving force behind the effort to contain health care costs

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Direct payment

when patients pay for their health care with their own money

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Flexible spending account

a tax-advantaged spending account

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Gatekeeper

the primary care provider

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Government institution

a public health care facility that receives most of its funding from local, states or federal sources

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Government plan

a health care plan funded by a government agency

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Health care cost containment

measures designed to lower health care costs

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health maintenance organization plan

provides coverage only if the care is delivered by a member of its hospital, physician, or pharmacy panel

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health savings account

an account that is commonly paired with a high-deductible health insurance plan, and is a savings account that can be used to pay health related costs. It is tax-advantaged.

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in-network provider

providers in a plan

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managed care

puts health care providers in the position of managing a patient's use of health care

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Medicaid

a government program that offers health insurance to many low-income and disabled people

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Medicare

the federally-funded health care program for older Americans

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out-of-network provider

providers who are not in a plan

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point-of-service plan

a physician-coordinated plan that combines characteristics of both HMO and PPO plans

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preferred provider organization plan

allows patients to receive care from a non-plan provider, but requires them to pay a higher out-of-pocket price if they do so

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premium

the monthly amount paid to an insurance company for health insurance coverage

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private insurance

an employment-based health insurance system

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proprietary institution

a for-profit health care facility usually owned by a corporation

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prospective payment system

a system that pays the provider a fixed amount that is based on the medical diagnosis or specific procedure, rather than rather than on the actual cost of hospitalization or care

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resource utilization

the process of health care workers asking themselves how they can best use health care resources

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TRICARE

a system that provides medical coverage for active and retired service personnel and their dependents.

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utilization review

a process in which an insurer reviews decisions by physicians and other providers about how much care to provide

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voluntary nonprofit institution

a community facility that receives federal, state, and local tax exemptions in exchange for providing a community benefit, such as services to Medicaid patients and those who are unable to pay. They also typically receive other advantages, such as donations that are tax-deductible for donors.

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Assault

When a threat or attempt is made to touch a patient without consent.

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Battery

When a non-consenting patient is actually touched.

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Civil Law

Law that focuses on issues between private citizens.

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Civil Rights

The basic legal rights held by all us citizens.

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Common Law

A traditional civil law of an area or region ruled by judges.

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Constitutional Rights

The rights afforded to all citizens through the US constitution.

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Defamation of Character

Making false or malicious statements that do harm to a person's reputation.

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Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (HIPAA)

Designates a person to make healthcare decisions on behalf of the patient in the event that the patient becomes incapacitated.

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Ethics

Another set of guidelines that help determine right or wrong behavior.

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False Imprisonment

Any attempt to restrain an individual or restrict their freedom.

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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

A privacy rule that protects patients' right to confidentiality.

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Human Rights

The fundamental rights of all people regardless of citizenship status.

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Implied Consent

When patients don't sign a written statement but give permission for care to be provided, or assumed to have given permission due to being unconscious.

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Incapacitated

Unable to make one's own decisions.

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Informed Consent

When patients are given information about their care and voluntarily consent.

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Intentional Torts

Deliberate acts intended to cause harm.

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Invasion of Privacy

Intentional and unreasonable exposing of a patient's body or revealing of a patient's personal information.

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Legal Guardian

Someone appointed by a judge to act for another person, such as a minor or a mentally incompetent adult.

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Libel

Written form of defamation.

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Litigation

A legal proceeding in court.

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Living Will

Documents the steps to take in order to save or prolong a person's life.

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Malpractice

Any illegal, unethical, negligent, or immoral behavior that results in failure of responsibilities to a health care professional.

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Negligence

Careless or senseless behavior by a healthcare practitioner that results in harm.

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Professionalism

A set of values, behaviors, and relationships that form a foundation in which patient and colleague trust is formed.

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Public Law

Law that focuses on issues between the government and its citizens.

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Restitution

Compensation.

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Slander

Spoken form of defamation.

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Statutory Law

Law that is enacted by federal, state, and local legislators and enforced by the court system.

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Tort

Any wrongful act that results in harm.

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Unintentional Torts

Accidents or mistakes that result in harm.

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Ward

The person who is under legal guardianship.

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acculturation

when people of different cultures lose the cultural characteristics that once made them different

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cultural assimilation

same thing as acculturation; occurs when an individual shifts his or her identity from the minority group to the dominant group and adopts the values, attitudes, and behaviors of the dominant culture

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cultural diversity

the occurrence of multiple different cultural identities

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culture

a shared system of beliefs, values, and behavioral expectations that provide structure for daily living

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dominant group

the group within a society that tends to control that society's values

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ethnicity

involves a sense of identification with a group based on a common heritage

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