Foundations in Nursing Practice Ch.1 Key Terms

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  1. Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
    mutated to resist destructive properties of antibiotics that have been previously effective
  2. Complementary and Alternative healing
    • use of means other than surgery and pharmaceutical products to promote, restore, and/or maintain human health
    • ex: rituals, herbs, massage, aromatherapy, biofeedback, acupuncture, meditation, and feng shui
  3. Elizabeth Poor Laws
    laws enacted in England (and carried over into American colonies) protecting those who could not work (poor, diseased, and injured) from discrimination when seeking health care
  4. Homeostasis
    a physiologic status of balance
  5. Quarantine
    enforced isolation of diseased individuals to keep the disease from being spread
  6. Sheppard-Tower Act of 1921
    1st U.S. law identifying role of gov in establishing health care strategies and protocols
  7. Social Security Act of 1935
    federal intervention law providing financial, nutritional, and health care relief for persons seriously impacted by the stock market crash of 1929, WWI, and multiple natural disasters
  8. Wellness
    a personal perspective on health that describes an optimal or near-optimal status with or w/o disease or illness
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Foundations in Nursing Practice Ch.1 Key Terms
2014-08-30 20:50:44

Nursing key terms
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