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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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community nurses pl. n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 21 words.

(in Britain) a generic term for health visitors, community midwives, and district nurses. See also domiciliary services.

community paediatrician n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 22 words.

a consultant in paediatrics with special responsibility for the care of children outside the hospital. See also community health.

Pediatric Palliative Care in the Community

Joan “Jody” Chrastek.

in Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Nursing. 7648 words.

This chapter provides a brief overview of pediatric palliative care in the community setting. Many children express that they want to die at home. However, it can be frightening for...

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community medicine n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 7 words.

community services pl. n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 7 words.

community hospital n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 5 words.

community midwife n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 76 words.

(in Britain) a registered nurse with special training in midwifery (both hospital and domiciliary practice). The midwife must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in order...

community-acquired pneumonia n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 8 words.

community health n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 45 words.

preventive services, mainly outside the hospital, involving the surveillance of special groups of the population, such as preschool and school children, women, and the elderly, by means of...

community interest group n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 41 words.

any of the groups that work with NHS foundation trusts to represent the views of patients and other interested parties. They are often formed around specific disease categories or patient...

specialist community public health nurse n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 12 words.

CPN n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 8 words.

community psychiatric nurse. See community nurses.

care assistant n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 31 words.

a person who helps with the general care of a patient, usually assisting a nurse or social worker with care of the vulnerable elderly in the community....

special hospital n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 30 words.

a hospital for the care of mentally ill patients who pose a substantial risk to the community and must therefore be kept securely....

beriberi n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 77 words.

a nutritional disorder due to deficiency of vitamin B1 (thiamine). It is widespread in communities in which the diet is based on polished rice. ...

trust n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 32 words.

(in the NHS) a self-governing body that provides or commissions any of a range of health-care services, including hospital, community health, and mental health services. ...

family planning n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 41 words.

1. the use of contraception to limit or space out the numbers of children born to a couple.

2. provision of contraceptive methods within a community or...

reticuloendothelial system n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 42 words.

a community of phagocytes that is spread throughout the body. The RES is concerned with defence against microbial infection and with the removal of worn-out blood cells from the...

public health medicine n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 35 words.

the speciality concerned with preventing disease in populations as distinct from individuals. Formerly known as community or social medicine, it includes epidemiology, health promotion,...

extended role n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 47 words.

(of the nurse) activities concerned with patients, either in hospital or the community, that are appropriate for delegation by doctors to nurses. Agreement on the delegated responsibilities...