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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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prevention

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

Policies and actions to eliminate a disease or minimize its effect; to reduce the incidence and/por prevalence of disease, disability, and premature death; to reduce the prevalence of...

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rehabilitation

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

1. (in physical medicine) the treatment of an ill, injured, or disabled patient with the aim of restoring normal health and function or to prevent the disability from getting...

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self-Help Groups

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

These are organizations that offer guidance to people with certain specified problems that enable affected individuals and families to help themselves. Several validated self-help programs...

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social development

Overview page. Subjects: Social Work — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Any change in society that leads to new or more complex relations between individuals or groups within that society. For example, the removal of apartheid in South Africa that is resulting...

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team

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Social Work.

A group of people with complementary skills who are involved in a common set of goals for which they are collectively accountable. [See also group.]

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