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crisis intervention

Overview page. Subjects: Social Work — Public Health and Epidemiology.

The emergency or “first aid” management of medical, social, psychological problems that usually declare their presence by causing an emergency requiring immediate action. The intervention...

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deinstitutionalization

Overview page. Subjects: Social Work — Public Health and Epidemiology.

The transition from institutional (custodial) to community-based care of mental disorders, which was facilitated by development of psychoactive drugs and modern office-based...

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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Social Work.

(DSM)

The manual developed and published by the American Psychiatric Association, containing the list of diagnoses of psychiatric illnesses and the criteria that should be used to...

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group dynamics

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Social Work.

1. The structure and interactional processes that take place within small groups in face-to-face interaction: see also communication network.

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hospice

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Social Work.

(hos-pis)

an institution that provides palliative care for people with terminal illnesses, specializing in symptom management and maintaining the psychological wellbeing of...

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long-term care

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Social Work.

Medical, nursing, and social care of dependent persons over a prolonged period that may be provided by a multidisciplinary team or an individual caregiver, either in the dependent person's...

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managed care

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Social Work.

A form of fiscal management of medical services used by health maintenance organizations and other health care organizations to allocate referral and treatment services. The effects on...

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maternal and Child Health

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Social Work.

(MCH)

The branch of health services that focuses on mothers and their children. This is an extremely important component of public health sciences and practice, comprising many...

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motivational Interviewing

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Social Work.

A technique that combines psychiatric assessment with elements of problem-solving psychotherapy. It is mostly used with patients who have substance abuse problems. The interviewer elicits...

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palliative care

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Social Work.

Medical, nursing, and other supportive care that aims to provide comfort, pain abatement, and other symptomatic relief, but not cure, for conditions considered incurable.

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