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Unit 7 Vocabulary

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Aphasia
Language impairment; loss of ability to speak (expressive); comprehend (receptive) or both (global)
Assignment
Specific list of duties; tells you which patients will care for during your shift and the specific procedures to be performed
Body Language
Use of facial expressions, body positions, and vocal inflections to convey a message
Braille
Method of communication used by persons with visual impairments who use fingertips to feel a series of raised dots representing letters and numbers
Care Plan
Nursing plan for care of a resident in a long term care facility
Communication
Exchange of messages
Disorientation
Loss of recognition of time, place or people
Ethnic
Relating to customs, languages, and traditions of specific groups of people
Feedback
Confirmation that a message was recieved as intended
Hand-off-communication
Essential communication that must occur when patient care is transferred from one worker or department to another worker or department
Interpreter
A communication professional who mediates between speakers of different languages
Medical chart
Patient record containing all information about the patient
Memo
Brief, written communication to relay information
Nonverbal communication
Communication transmitted without spoken words, such as by facial expression and body language
Organizational chart
Guide for communication; spells out lines of authority
Paraphrasing
Providing communication feedback by restating one's understanding of what was said
Receiver
Person for whom a communication is intended
Sender
The person who originates a communication
Shift report
Information about patients passed from outgoing shift to oncoming shift
Sign language
Communication for persons who hearing impairment; uses gestures and signs made with fingers and hands
Staff development
Process used to educate staff in health care facilities
Symbols
Signs, pictures or other characters used to communicate
Verbal communication
Transmitting messages using words