A legal document designed to indicate a person's wishes regarding care in case of a terminal illness or during the dying process
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome;, a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
hardening of the arteries, arteries become clogged, and restricts blood flow which increases blood pressure
eye disease in which the lens becomes covered in an opaque film that affects sight, eventually causing total blindness.
a loss or deficiency of motor control with involuntary spasms caused by permanent brain damage present at birth
a document listing the rights and expectations provided for a resident recieving care in his or her home;must be signed by the client
someone appointed by a court to assume responsibility for the interests of a minor or incompetent person
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; chronic bronchitis - bronchiole lining inflamed, excess mucus formed; emphysema - walls of alveoli break down; HYPOXIC DRIVE (not in asthma)
the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization
inherited disorder of exocrine glands resulting in thick, mucous secretions that do not drain normally
unconscious acts that help a person deal with an unpleasant situation or socially unacceptable behavior
period of life initiated by significant transistions or changes in physical or psycological functioning
conditions due to abnormalities at birth, trauma, or disease that interrupt the sequence and rate of normal growth, development, and maturation
durable power of attorney
(DPOA), person has been named as an agent to handle the individual's affairs if the patient becomes incapacitated
all of the surrounding things, conditions, and influences affecting the growth or development of living things.
eight stages through which a healthily developing human should pass from infancy to late adulthood. In each stage the person confronts, and hopefully masters, new challenges. Each stage builds on the successful completion of earlier stages. The challenges of stages not successfully completed may be expected to reappear as problems in the future.
closely related people of several generations such as brother, sisters, parents, uncles, aunts, grandparents and great grandparents
fetal alcohol syndrome
physical and cognitive abnormalities in children caused by a pregnant woman's heavy drinking
a chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers
a serious mental disorder characterized by unreasonable suspicion or jealousy, along with a tendency to interpret everything others do as hostile
an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations
inflammation in the lung caused by infection from bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites, or resulting from aspiration of chemicals