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ABUSE

the willful infliction of injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation, or punishment with resulting physical harm, pain, or mental anguish.

Advance Directives

A document that makes a persons wished known regarding life support issues in the event they are unable to speak for themselves.

Aphasia

A brain injury that impairs the expression and understanding of language as well as reading and writing

Chain of command

a list of who reports or answers to whom

Confidentiality

Not sharing spoken and/or written words about a resident

Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care

Advance directive authorizing another person to make a variety of legal decisions for a person if that person is unable to make or communicate a decision. This document usually includes decisions about health care.

Ethics

Standards of behavior developed by a persons concept of right and wrong

Etiquette

Acceptable standards of behavior among members of society as they function in public work

Exploitation

Illegal use of vulnerable adults property or personal items

Involuntary Seclusion

Separation of a resident from other residents or from his/her room or confinement to her/his room against the residents will or the will of the residents legal representative.

Job description

duties and responsibilities involved in a work position

Living will

An advance directive document that outlines end-of-life care wishes by the resident and for the resident.

Neglect

Failure to provide goods and services necessary to avoid physical harm or mental anguish

Ombudsman

An advocate or representative who speaks or writes in support of the residents causes or complaints

Patient

A person having physical or emotional illness that is receiving care from health care workers

Resident

Person living in a long term care facility, often elderly, may be permanent home for the person.

Team Work

Joint action by a group of people with individual and group skills to coordinate efforts to efficiently perform tasks.

Basic Human Needs

Requirements everyone needs for life that may be achieved by different methods

Cognitive

Intellectual process that includes thought, awareness and the ability to understand.

Culture

Lifestyle or pattern of living of a group of people and how the group of people views the world with their established values and beliefs

Development

The increase in mental, emotional and social capabilities

Developmental Tasks

A wide range of individually varied social, psychological and emotional behaviors that are part of the life experience and become evident in interpersonal skills and interactions

Dignity

While interacting with residents, staff carry out activities that assist the resident to maintain and enhance his/her self esteem and self worth

Diversity

Differences among people that include race, culture, gender, age, and abilities

Ethnicity

Special groups within a race sharing social customs, language, national origin and/or heritage

Growth

Physical changes that occur in the body; increase in size, value, and strength

Intervention

Actions and discussions to discover possible solutions to a problem

mental health

adjustments to life events that allow feelings of self-worth and comfort with situations in life

race

Classification of people according to shared physical characteristics such as skin color, facial features, blood type or hair texture

Self Actualization

Achievement of ones greatest potential abilities

Self-Esteem

an individuals opinion of him/herself

Stereotyping

placing members of a group of people into category with the assumption that all are the same

Body Language

Use of body facial positions and movements to send a message, the person may or may not be aware of the message sent

Care Plan

A written method or outline identifying a residents unique needs and how health workers will assist in meeting those needs

Chart

A legal document that is a written record of medical care

Checklist

Documentation form to monitor ongoing nursing assistant observations of residents such as appetite or vital signs, these are also called flow charts or flow sheets

Communication

The exchange of information or messages by written or spoken word, signals or other methods

Continuity care

Care of a resident that continues without interruption. All caregivers using the same methods and approaches. This allows needs of the residents to be met.

Cyanosis

Blue color to the lips due to decreased amount of oxygen in the blood.

Extremities

Arms or legs

Incident

Unexpected situation, which may cause harm to the residents, employees or any other person

Non-verbal Communication

Messages sen by methods other than spoken or written words, such as facial expressions and body movements

Objective Observation

A factual or measurable event such as pulse rate or body sign

Receiver

One who gets the message

Report

The action of relaying pertinent information about a resident to the nursing team members, usually done at change of shift. This action also assures continuity of care.

Sender

One who gives a message

Signs

Evidence of something occurring in the body which is observed by the nursing team through seeing, listening, touching, and smelling.

Subjective Observation

statement made by the resident such as "I have a headache"

Symptoms

A change in the body or function of the body that the resident experiences and tells the nursing team

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