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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