Chp 5 Medical Ethics

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Adage

a saying often in metaphoric form that embodies a common observation

Aggressive

forceful or intended to dominate; hostile, injurious, or destructive, especially when referring to a behavior caused by frustration

Ambiguous

capable of being understood in two or more possible senses or ways; unclear

Animate

to fill with life; to give spirit and support to expressions

Battery

an offensive touching or use of force on a person without his or her consent

Caustic

marked by sarcasm

Channels

means of communication or expression; courses or directions of thought

Comfort zone

a place in the mind where an individual feels safe and confident

Congruent

being in agreement, harmony, or correspondence; conforming to the circumstances or requirements of a situation

Decodes

converts, as in a message, into intelligible form; recognizes and interprets

Defense mechanisms

psychological methods of dealing with stressful situations that are encountered in day-to-day living

Encodes

convers from one system of communication to another; convers a message into code

Encroachments

actions that advance beyond the usual or proper limits

Enunciate

to utter articulate sounds; the act of being very distinct in speech

External noise

sounds or factors outside the brain that interfere with the communication process

Externalization

the attribution of an event or occurrence to causes outside the self

Feedback

the transmission of evaluative or corrective information to the original or controlling source about an action, event, or process

Grief

reaction to an unfortunate outcome; a deep distress caused by bereavement, a loss or a perceived loss

Internal noise

factor inside the brain that interfere with communication process

Language barrier

any type of interference that inhibits the communication process and is related to languages spoken by the people attempting to communicate

Litigious

prone to engage in lawsuits

Malediction

speaking evil or the calling of a curs

Media

a term applied to agencies of mass communication, such as newspapers, magazines, and telecommunications

Paraphrasing

to express an idea in different wording in an effort to enhance communication and clarify meaning

Perception

capacity for comprehension; an awareness of the element of the environment

Physiologic noise

physiologic interferences with the communication process

Pitch

highness or lowness of a sound; the relative level, intensity, or extent of some quality or state

Proxemics

the study of the nature, degree, and effect of the spatial separation individuals naturally maintain

Sarcasm

a sharp and often satirical response or ironic utterance designed to cut or inflict pain

Stereotype

something conforming to a fixed or general pattern; a standardized mental picture that is held in common by many and represents an oversimplified opinion, prejudiced attitude or uncritical judgment

Stressors

stimuli that cause stress

Subtle

difficult to understand or perceive; having or marked by keen insight and ability to penetrate deeply and thoroughly

Thanatology

the study of the phenomena of death and of psychological methods of coping with death

Vehemently

in a manner marked by forceful energy; intensely, emotionally

Volatile

easily aroused; tending to erupt in violence

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