Chapter 27 Vocabulary

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biophysical

Pertaining to the science dealing with the application of physical method's and theories to biologic problems

chief complaint

The reason for the patient's seeking medical care.

cognitive

Pertaining to the operation of the mind; referring to the process by which we become aware of perceiving, thinking, and remembering.

congruence

Agreement; the state occurring when the verbal expression of the message matches the sender's nonverbal body language.

diagnosis

Concise technical description of the cause, nature, or manifestations of condition or problem. Initial: Physician's temporary impression, sometimes called a working diagnosis. Differentiated diagnosis: comparison of two or more diseases with similar signs and symptoms. Final: Conclusion physician reaches after evaluating all findings, including laboratory and other test results.

familial

Occurring in or affecting members of a family more than would be expected by chance.

present illness

The chief complaint, written in chronological sequence, with dates of onset.

psychosocial

Pertaining to a combination of psycho logic and social factors.

rapport

Relationship of harmony and accord between the patient and the health care professional.

Restatement

simply paraphrasing or repeating.

Reflection

involves repeating the main idea of the conversation while also identifying the feelings of the sender. Reflective statements clearly demonstrate to patients that you are not only listening to their words, but you are also attending to their feeling.

Clarification

seeks to summarize or simplify the sender's thoughts. Opportunity to clear up any misconceptions.

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