Nursing Assessment 3009 Chapter 3

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  1. Definition: Ad Hoc Interpreter
    Using a patien't family member, friend, or child as interpreter for a limited English proficiency (LEP) patient.
  2. Definition: Animism
    Imagining that inanimate objects come alive and have human characteristics
  3. Definition:Avoidance Language
    The use of euphemisms to avoid reality or to hide feelings.
  4. Definition:Clarification
    Examiner's response used when the patient's word choice is ambiguous or confusing.
  5. Definition:Closed Questions
    Questions that ask for specific information; elicit a short, one- or two- word answer, a yes or no or a forced choice.
  6. Definition:Confrontation
    Response in which the examiner gives honest feedback about what he or she has seen or felt after observing a certain patient action, feeling, or statement.
  7. Definition:Distancing
    The use of impersonal speech to put space between the self and a threat.
  8. Definition:Elderspeak
    Infantilizing and demeaning language used by a health professional when speaking to an older adult.
  9. Definition:Electronic Health Recording
    Direct compute entry of the patient health record while in the patien't presence.
  10. Definition: Empathy
    Viewing the world from the other person's inner frame of reference while remaining yourself; recognizing and accepting the other person's feelings without criticism.
  11. Definition:Ethnocentrism
    The tendency to view your own way of life as the most desirable, acceptable or best and to act in a superior manner to another culture's lifestyle.
  12. Definition:Explanation
    Examiner's statements that inform the patient; examiner shares factual and objective information.
  13. Definition:Facilitation
    Examiner's response that encourages the patient to say more, to continue with the story.
  14. Definition:Geographic Privacy
    Private room or space with only examiner and patient present.
  15. Definition:Interpretation
    Examiners statement that is not based on direct observation, but is based on examiner's inference or conclusion; it links events, makes associations, or implies cause.
  16. Definition:Interview
    Meeting between examiner and patient with the goal of gathering complete history.
  17. Definition:Jargon
    Using medical vocabulary with patient in an exclusionary and paternalistic way.
  18. Definition:Leading Question
    A question that implies that one answer would be better than another.
  19. Definition:Nonverbal Communication
    Message conveyed through body language-posture, gestures, facial expression, eye contact, touch, and even where one places the chairs.
  20. Definition:Open-ended Questions
    Asks for longer narrative information; unbiased;leaves the person free to answer in any way.
  21. Definition:Reflection
    Examiner response that echoes the patient's words; repeats part of what the patient had just said.
  22. Definition:Summary
    Final review of what examiner understands patient has said; condenses facts and presents a survey of how the examiner perceives the health problem or need.
  23. Definition:Telegraphic Speech
    Speech used by age 3 or 4 in which three or four word sentences contain only the essential words.
  24. Definition:Verbal Communication
    Messages sent through spoken words, vocalizations, tone of voice.
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Nursing Assessment 3009 Chapter 3
2013-10-09 19:18:20

Vocabulary and Concepts Chapter 3 Assessment 3009
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