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Ldclass Administrative 1

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Apathy
Lack of feeling, emotion, interest, or concern
Comfort zone
Place in the mind where an individual feels safe and controlled
Concrete learners
Those who prefer to learn information that have a personal meaning or are relevant to the course of study
Abstract learners
Those who obtain information through analysis, observation, and reflection
WHO
Specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes cooperation among nations in order to control or eliminate diseases worldwide
CDC
Conducts research into the origin and occurence of diseases and methods to control and/or prevent the spread of diseases
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) was developed to track worldwide
Morbidity and Mortality
Credentialing
Determining whether a practitioner should be allowed to practice medicine in a facility based on his/her education, license, and past performance
Standard
Item or indicator used as a measure of quality or compliance with a statutory or accrediting body's policies and regulations
Corporation
Artificial entity having a legal and business status that is independent of its shareholders or employees
Occupational therapists
Professionals who work with patients who have developed conditions that disable them developmentally, emotionally, mentally, or physically
Cross-trained
When a person is taught to do a variety of duties
CEUs
Continuing Education Units - Required to maintain a medical assistant's certification and assist in staying abreast of the changes in the health care field
Initiative
Looking for the opportunity to be of help and assisting others as the workload demands
Dependability
A medical assistant who arrives on time, is rarely absent, and completes duties in a timely manner
Insubordination
Disobedience to authority
HIPAA
Created in part to assure patient confidentiality
Flexibility
Willingness among staff members to assist each other in the performance of their duties
Nonverbal communication
Body movements, facial expressions, and hand gestures
Internal noise
The speaker's thoughts, prejudices and opinions
Code of Hammurabi
Earliest written code of ethical conduct
Ethics
Thoughts, judgments, and actions on issues that have implications of moral right and wrong
Duty
Obligation that a person has or perceives himself/herself to have
Euthanasia
'Mercy killing'
Rights
Claims made by a person or group on society, a group, or another individual
Precedents
Basis of most of the law in the United States
Treason
Crime against the US
Preponderance of the evidence
In a civil trial, guilt must be established by
Negligence
To be convicted of this, duty, dereliction, direct cause and damages
Punitive
Damages that are designed to punish
Statue of limitations
Period of time after which a lawsuit cannot be filed
Patients' Bill of Rights
Legislation introduced to protect patient confidentiality and guarantee access to emergency care and specialists