KT CH 2

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KT CH 2
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2011-10-06 12:51:01
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Nursing Fundamentals
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  1. DISEASE
    Pathological process that causes illness
  2. HEALTH
    A relative state in which one is able to function well physically, mentally, socially and spiritually in order express the full range of one's unique potentialities within the environment in which one is living
  3. CHRONIC ILLNESS
    Persisting for a long time
  4. ACUTE ILLNESS
    One that develops suddenly and resolves in a short time
  5. TERMINAL ILLNESS
    One for which there is no cure available ends in death
  6. PRIMARY ILLNESS
    One that develops without being caused by another health problem
  7. SECONDARY ILLNESS
    Caused by a primary illness
  8. IDIOPATHIC
    Illness in which there is no known cause
  9. ETIOLOGY
    Study of cause
  10. CONVALESCENCE
    Process of recovering after illnes and regaining health
  11. ADAPTATION
    Adjustment in structure or habits
  12. MALADAPTATION
    Lack of adjustment
  13. ASYMPTOMATIC
    Without symptom
  14. COPING
    Adjusting to or accepting challenges
  15. HOLISTIC
    Consider the biologic, psychologic, sociologic and spritual aspects and needs of the person
  16. SELF ACTUALIZATION
    Reaching on'es full potential
  17. STRESSOR
    Adverse stimulus
  18. HOMEOSTASIS
    Maintain stability of the internal environment by continually adjusting to changes necessary for survival
  19. AUTONOMIC
    Not subject to voluntary control
  20. DEFENSE MECHANISMS
    Strategies that protect us from increasing anxiety
  21. HIERARCHY
    The arrangement of objects, elements or values in order of their importance
  22. STRESS
    Biologic reactions to an adverse stimulus
  23. WELLNESS
    Physical and mental well - being
  24. ILLNESS
    Disease of body or mind

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