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Aftercare definition: The care and treatment of a convalescent patient, especially that of a patient after surgery.
Ambulatory Care definition: Health care services provided to patients on an ambulatory basis, rather than by admission to a hospital or other health care facility. The services may be a part of a hospital, augmenting its inpatient services, or may be provided at a free-standing facility.
outpatient care definition: services rendered by members of the health profession (or under their supervision) for the benefit of patients who come to the hospital or clinic for diagnosis or treatment but do not occupy a bed.
Child Care definition: Actions performed to support the normal standards of performing developmental skills and behavior of a typical child 1 year through 11 years of age.
Child Care definition: Care of children in the home or institution.
child care definition: care of children in the home or institution; for the raising of one's own children or parenting use CHILD REARING
Continuity of Patient Care definition: Health care provided on a continuing basis from the initial contact, following the patient through all phases of medical care.
continuity of care definition: Communication of information among providers/organizations to provide safe and effective care and decrease duplication of efforts/services.
Critical Care definition: Health care provided to a critically ill patient during a medical emergency or crisis.
critical care definition: health care provided at any location to a critically ill patient during a medical emergency or crisis.
Custodial Care definition: Board, room, and other personal assistance services generally provided on a long term basis. It excludes regular medical care.
Day Care definition: Institutional health care of patients during the day. The patients return home at night.
Delivery of Health Care definition: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
Health Care Delivery definition: The provision of medical care.
Dental Care definition: The total of dental diagnostic, preventive, and restorative services provided to meet the needs of a patient (from Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry, 1982).
Dental Procedure definition: Any of the dental diagnostic, preventive, and restorative services provided to meet the needs of a patient.
Patient Care definition: The services rendered by members of the health profession and non-professionals under their supervision for the benefit of the patient. (From Dorland, 28th ed, p269)
patient care definition: services rendered by members of the health profession (or under their supervision) for the benefit of the patient.
Patient Care definition: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
Health Services Accessibility definition: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.
health care service availability definition: degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system; factors influencing availability include geographic, architectural, transportational and financial considerations, among others.
Access to Care definition: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.
Home Care Services definition: Community health and NURSING SERVICES providing coordinated multiple services to the patient at the patient's homes. These home-care services are provided by a visiting nurse, home health agencies, HOSPITALS, or organized community groups using professional staff for care delivery. It differs from HOME NURSING which is provided by non-professionals.
home health care definition: patient care in the home setting, under the direction of a health service; medical, nursing, physical therapy, and other care and equipment is supplied by hospital or physician as needed.
Infant Care definition: Actions performed to support the normal standards of performing developmental skills and behavior of a typical infant 31 days through 11 month of age.
Infant Care definition: Care of infants in the home or institution.
Intraoperative Care definition: Patient care procedures performed during the operation that are ancillary to the actual surgery. It includes monitoring, fluid therapy, medication, transfusion, anesthesia, radiography, and laboratory tests.
Night Care definition: Institutional night care of patients.
Nursing Care definition: Care given to patients by nursing service personnel.
nursing care definition: care given to patients by nursing service personnel.
Palliative Care definition: Care alleviating symptoms without curing the underlying disease. (Stedman, 25th ed)
symptom management definition: Care that prevents or relieves the symptoms of disease or the side effects of treatment. Palliative care does not alter the course of a disease but can improve the quality of life. It attempts to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual, and practical needs of patients by helping to relieve pain, depression, or other problems.
Palliative Therapy definition: The patient- and family-centered active holistic care of patients with advanced, progressive disease. Essential components of palliative care are: pain and symptom control, communication regarding treatment and alternatives, prognosis, and available services, rehabilitation services, care that addresses treatment and palliative concerns, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual needs, terminal care, support in bereavement. The goal of palliative care is an achievement of the best quality of life for patients and their families.
Pastoral Care definition: Counseling or comfort given by ministers, priests, rabbis, etc., to those in need of help with emotional problems or stressful situations.
Postoperative Care definition: The period of care beginning when the patient is removed from surgery and aimed at meeting the patient's psychological and physical needs directly after surgery. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Preoperative Care definition: Care given during the period prior to undergoing surgery when psychological and physical preparations are made according to the special needs of the individual patient. This period spans the time between admission to the hospital to the time the surgery begins. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Caregivers definition: Persons who provide care to those who need supervision or assistance in illness or disability. They may provide the care in the home, in a hospital, or in an institution. Although caregivers include trained medical, nursing, and other health personnel, the concept also refers to parents, spouses, or other family members, friends, members of the clergy, teachers, social workers, fellow patients, etc.
caregiver definition: any individual who provides care to those who need supervision or assistance in illness or disability; they may provide the care in the home, in a hospital, or in an institution; although caregivers include trained medical, nursing, and other health personnel, the concept usually refers to parents, spouses, or other family members, friends, etc.; this term includes the concept of caregiver burden.
caregiver definition:

A person responsible for the primary care of a patient at home.

CAREGIVER definition: The primary person in charge of the care of a patient, usually a family member or a designated health care professional. (NCI)
Caregiver definition: The primary person in charge of the care of a patient, usually a family member or a designated health care professional.
Episode of Care definition: An interval of care by a health care facility or provider for a specific medical problem or condition. It may be continuous or it may consist of a series of intervals marked by one or more brief separations from care, and can also identify the sequence of care (e.g., emergency, inpatient, outpatient), thus serving as one measure of health care provided.
Hospice Care definition: Specialized health care, supportive in nature, provided to a dying person. A holistic approach is often taken, providing patients and their families with legal, financial, emotional, or spiritual counseling in addition to meeting patients' immediate physical needs. Care may be provided in the home, in the hospital, in specialized facilities (HOSPICES), or in specially designated areas of long-term care facilities. The concept also includes bereavement care for the family. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
hospice definition: (HOS-pis) A program that provides special care for people who are near the end of life and for their families, either at home, in freestanding facilities, or within hospitals.
end-of-life care definition: Activities that provide physical comfort and emotional calm for those who are dying by involving/including family, friends, spiritual concerns, rituals, pain control, and physical care.
Hospice Care definition: The active total care of patients whose disease is not responsive to curative treatment. The goal of palliative care is achievement of the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. Control of pain, of other symptoms, and of psychological, social, and spiritual problems is paramount. Palliative care affirms life and regards dying as a normal process, neither hastens nor postpones death, provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms, integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care, offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death, and offers a support system to help the family cope during the patient's illness and in their own bereavement. (World Health Organization)
Intensive Care definition: Advanced and highly specialized care provided to medical or surgical patients whose conditions are life-threatening and require comprehensive care and constant monitoring. It is usually administered in specially equipped units of a health care facility.
intensive care definition: advanced and highly specialized care provided to medical or surgical patients whose conditions are life-threatening and require comprehensive care and constant monitoring; it is usually administered in specially equipped units of a hospital.
health care definition: heading term for medical terms other than physician specialties; for organizations and facilities, see BIOMEDICAL RESOURCE.
Healthcare Activity definition: The actions of prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical and allied health professions.
managed care definition: organized health care service in which provider must seek prior approval of the decision to treat a patient; if approved , the location, amount and type of care to be provided is agreed upon.
Managed Care definition: An arrangement whereby a third-party payer (e.g., insurance company, federal government, or corporation) mediates between physicians and patients, negotiating fees for service and overseeing the types of treatment given. Managed care has virtually replaced unmanaged indemnity plans, where payment is automatic and oversight procedures are minimal. Whereas 96% of American workers had unmanaged indemnity in 1984, only 28% did in 1988. Typically, in managed care, the third-party payer requires second opinions and pre-certification review for patients requiring hospital admission. They obtain wholesale prices from doctors, and carry out cost-containment measures, including auditing hospitals and reviewing claims. Managed care has figured heavily in the national debate over health care.
Activity Care definition: Actions performed to carry out physiological or psychological daily activities.
Bowel Care definition: Actions performed to control or restore the functioning of the bowel.
bowel care definition: Activities that promote bowel function such as bowel training and enemas.
Cardiac Care definition: Actions performed to control changes in the heart or blood vessels.
cardiac care definition: Activities that promote cardiac or circulatory function such as energy conservation and fluid balance.
Perioperative Care definition: Interventions to provide care prior to, during, and immediately after surgery.
Behavior Care definition: Actions performed to support observable responses to internal and external stimuli.
Bedbound Care definition: Actions performed to support an individual confined to bed.
Bladder Care definition: Actions performed to control urinary drainage problems.
bladder care definition: Activities that promote urinary bladder function such as bladder retraining, catheter changes, and catheter irrigation.
Home Care definition: Care of a patient at home, by family members and/or health personnel. (Bioethics Thesaurus)
Perinatal Care definition: Actions performed to support the period before, during, and immediately after the creation of an offspring / child.
Perinatal Care definition: The care of a fetus or newborn given before, during, and after delivery from the 28th week of gestation through the 7th day after delivery.
Case Management Nurse definition: Case management includes nursing activities of coordination, advocacy, and referral. These activities involve facilitating service delivery on behalf of the client, communicating with health and human service providers, promoting assertive client communication, and guiding the client toward use of appropriate community resources.
care provision definition:

An Act that of taking on whole or partial responsibility for, or attention to, safety and well-being of a subject of care.

Discussion: A care provision event may exist without any other care actions taking place. For example, when a patient is assigned to the care of a particular health professional.

In request" ref="RQO" spec="../../infrastructure/vocabulary/ActMood.htm"/> mood care provision communicates a referral, which is a request:

The scope of the care for which responsibility is taken is identified by code attribute.

In EVN" spec="../../infrastructure/vocabulary/ActMood.htm"/> mood care provision indicates the effective time interval of a specified scope of responsibility by a or set of for a .

Examples:

  1. Referral from GP to a specialist.
  2. Assignment of a patient or group of patients to the case list of a health professional.
  3. Assignment of inpatients to the care of particular nurses for a working shift.
Adolescent Care definition: Actions performed to support the normal standards of performing developmental skills and behavior of a typical adolescent 12 years through 20 years of age.
Adult Care definition: Actions performed to support the normal standards of performing developmental skills and behavior of a typical adult 21 years through 64 years of age.
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner definition: A registered nurse prepared in a graduate level acute care nurse practitioner program to provide and manage health care of acutely ill, and critically or chronically ill adult patients in a wide range of settings.
care plan definition: List of acts representing a care plan. The acts can be in a varierty of moods including event (EVN) to record acts that have been carried out as part of the care plan.
Care Of definition: Signifies an intermediary who is responsible for transferring a piece of mail between the postal system and the final addressee.
care of definition: The name of the party who will take receipt at the specified address, and will take on responsibility for ensuring delivery to the target recipient
Care definition: The work of attending to someone or something.
provider definition: [1] Anbieter
care definition: [1] Sorge, Kummer [2] Sorgfalt, Aufmerksamkeit, Vorsicht [3] Obhut, Schutz, Fürsorge, Betreuung, Körperpflege, Kinderpflege, Aufsicht, Leitung [4] Pflicht
care definition: Soin, attention.
 
 
deGerman
Lösung definition: [1] Antwort auf ein Rätsel [2] Erledigungsweg und Ergebnis einer (mathematischen) Aufgabe [3] eine Flüssigkeit oder ein Gas zusammen mit einem oder mehreren darin auf bestimmte Weise fein verteilten weiteren Stoffen [4] Aufhebung: Lösung eines Vertrags, einer Verbindung
Kummer definition: [1] Sorgegefühl bzw. Niedergeschlagenheit
Sorge definition: [1] bedrückendes Gefühl der Unruhe, durch eine unangenehme u./o. gefahrvolle Situation hervorgerufen [2] Bemühen um die als positiv empfundene Entwicklung einer Situation, speziell um das Wohlergehen eines anderen
Pflicht definition: [1] was getan werden muss, was von einem verlangt oder erwartet wird; Verpflichtung
Leitung definition: [1] Beaufsichtigung, Betreuung, Führung, Verwaltung [2] das etwas Führende (z. B. Wasserleitung) :[2.1] Telegrafie: Kurzwort für Telefonleitung [3] Elektrizität leitendes Material über entferntere Strecken (z. B. Draht, Kabel)
Aufmerksamkeit definition: [1] gezielte Wahrnehmung eines Elements der Umwelt [2] kleines Geschenk, das jemandem bei einem Zusammentreffen übergeben wird
Schutz definition: [1] Die Handlung des Schützens (Verbalsubstantiv) [2] Der Zustand des Geschützt-Seins (Verbalsubstantiv)
pflegen definition: [1] über etwas verfügen [2] zum Zweck der Erhaltung bzw. Verbesserung eines Zustandes behandeln [3] sich aus innerer Neigung (mit etwas) beschäftigen [4] EDV: (einen Datenbestand) auf dem Laufenden halten [5] sich pflegen: es sich gut gehen lassen [6] pflegen zu: etwas gewohnheitsmäßig tun
Pflegeabhängigkeit definition: [1] der Zustand einer Person, in dem die Fähigkeit zur Selbstpflege/Selbstfürsorge herabgesetzt ist [2] Umfang der erforderlichen Fremdunterstützung
Versorgung definition: [1] Bereitstellung von etwas Fehlendem oder dringend Gebrauchtem
Vorsicht definition: [1] Verhalten, bei dem man versucht, durch Wachsamkeit und/ oder Zurückhaltung negative Folgen oder Schäden zu vermeiden
gaumen definition: [1] (Schweiz) auf jemandem, etwas aufpassen; in seine Obhut nehmen [2] (Schweiz) nicht antasten lassen, schützen, verteidigen
Obsorge definition: [1]
sorgen definition: [1]
achtsam definition: [1] Geschehnisse mit erhöhter Aufmerksamkeit verfolgend :[a] Adjektiv, [b] Adverb [2] etwas mit großer Sorgfalt ausübend :[a] Adjektiv, [b] Adverb
Obhut definition: [1] gehoben: beschützende Aufsicht über jemanden [2] Aufsicht über jemanden oder etwas
Pflege definition: [1] Fürsorge und Versorgung von Menschen oder Tiere, die Hilfe benötigen [2] Maßnahmen, die dazu dienen die Benutzbarkeit von Dingen zu erhalten
 
frFrench
soin definition: Application d’esprit à faire quelque chose ; attention à veiller au bon état de quelque chose, au bien de quelqu’un.
soin definition: Charge, fonction, devoir de prendre soin de quelque chose, d’y veiller.
soin definition: Les détails du ménage, de la conduite d’une maison, d’une ferme, etc. et l’attention qu’ils demandent.
soin definition: Traitement qu’on fait à un malade, les remèdes qu’on lui donne, des attentions qu’on a pour le soulager.
soin definition: Attentions qu’on a pour quelqu’un, les services qu’on lui rend, les peines qu’on lui épargne.
soin definition: Inquiétude, peine d’esprit, souci.
tenue definition: Action de tenir.
tenue definition: Temps pendant lequel certaines assemblées se tiennent.
tenue definition: Manière de tenir, d’entretenir, de soigner.
tenue definition: Action de tenir des livres de comptabilité.
tenue definition: Façon de se tenir, du maintien, des manières.
tenue definition: Assiette ferme et position correcte à cheval.
tenue definition: Dignité dans la conduite.
tenue definition: Correction, soin dans le style.
tenue definition: Manière d’être habillé.
tenue definition: L’uniforme avec tout ce qu’il comporte comme effets et insignes.
tenue definition: Action de tenir, de prolonger une note.
tenue definition: Fief qui relève d’un autre fief.
care definition: Entaille faite dans le pin pour recueillir la gemme.
care definition: ''Du verbe ''carer.
 
kuKurdish
çare definition: Solution, réponse à un problème.