Basic Health Care Language

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Week One Vocabulary Exercise: Basic Health Care Language

Understanding health care terms is a prerequisite for both academic and professional success. This assignment is intended to ensure you understand some of the basic terms used in this course.

Complete the worksheet according to the following guidelines:

• In the space provided, write each term’s definition as used in health care. You must define the term in your own words; do not copy the definition from a textbook.
• In the space provided after each term’s definition, use the term in a sentence that illustrates the importance of the skill, concept, procedure, organization, or tool. In your explanation, you may wish to consider the following:

o How has it influenced health care?
o Why is it important to understand the appropriate application of the term or concept?

Save the completed worksheet as a Microsoft® Word document with your name in the file name.

Submit the file to your facilitator.

Submitted by: [Type your name here.]

Term Definition Use the Term in a Sentence as it Applies to the Health Care Industry
Example: Electronic health record Electronic health records are digital forms of entering and storing patient information. My doctor entered the diagnosis into his laptop and told me that the information would go into my electronic health record.
Treatment
Prevention
Provider
Ambulatory
Copayment
Inpatient
Outpatient
Culture
Active Listening
Empathy

As you progress through your program, you are encouraged to continue to use your weekly vocabulary exercises to build a master glossary as a quick reference guide to use in your coursework and in your health care career.

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