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a role that has traditionally included those activities that assist the client physically and psychologically while preserving the client's dignity
Case manager
a nurse who works with the multidisciplinary health care team to measure the effectiveness of the case management plan and monitor outcomes
Change agent
a person (or group) who initiates changes or who assists others in making modifications in themselves or in the system
Clara Barton
a schoolteacher who volunteered as a nurse during the Civil War. Most notably, she organized the American Red Cross, which linked with the International Red Cross when the U.S. Congress ratified the Geneva Convention in 1882
a person who engages the advice or services of another person who is qualified to provide this service
Client advocate
an individual who pleads the cause of clients' rights
nurses identify client problems and then communicate these verbally or in writing to other members of the health team
an individual, a group of people, or a community that uses a service or commodity
the process of helping a client to recognize and cope with stressful psychologic or social problems, to develop improved interpersonal relationships, and to promote personal growth
the study of population, including statistics about distribution by age and place of residence, mortality, and morbidity
Florence Nightingale
considered the founder of modern nursing, she was influential in developing nursing education, practice, and administration
the establishment and maintenance of social, political, and economic arrangements by which practitioners control their practice, self-discipline, working conditions, and professional affairs
Harriet Tubman
known as "The Moses of Her People" for her work with the Underground Railroad. During the Civil War she nursed the sick and suffering of her own race
Knights of Saint Lazarus
an order of knights that dedicated themselves to the care of people with leprosy, syphilis, and chronic skin conditions
Lavinia L. Dock
a nursing leader and suffragist who was active in the protest movement for women's rights that resulted in the U.S. Constitution amendment allowing women to vote in 1920
a person who influences others to work together to accomplish a specific goal
Lillian Wald
founded the Henry Street Settlement and Visiting Nurse Service which provided nursing and social services and organized educational and cultural activities. She is considered the founder of public health nursing
one who is appointed to a position in an organization which gives the power to guide and direct the work of others
Margaret Sanger
considered the founder of Planned Parenthood, was imprisoned for opening the first birth control information clinic in Baltimore in 1916
Mary Breckinridge
a nurse who practiced midwivery in England, Australia, and New Zealand, founded the Frontier Nursing Service in Kentucky in 1925 to provide family-centered primary health care to rural populations
a person who is waiting for or undergoing medical treatment and care
Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA)
legislation requiring that every competent adult be informed in writing upon admission to a health care institution about his or her rights to accept or refuse medical care and to use advance directives
an occupation that requires extensive education or a calling that requires special knowledge, skill, and preparation
a set of attributes, a way of life that implies responsibility and commitment
the process of becoming professional; acquiring characteristics considered to be professional
Sairy Gamp
a character in Dickens book, Martin Chizzlewit, who represented the negative image of nurses in the early 1800s
a process by which a person learns the ways of a group or society in order to become a functioning participant
Sojourner Truth
an abolitionist, Underground Railroad agent, preacher, and women's rights advocate, she was a nurse for over 4 years during the Civil War and worked as a nurse and counselor for the Freedman's Relief Association after the war
Standards of clinical nursing practice
descriptions of the responsibilities for which nurses are accountable
a nurse who helps clients learn about their health and the health care procedures they need to perform to restore or maintain their health
The transmission of information from one site to another, using equipment to transmit information in the forms of signs, signals, words, or pictures by cable, radio, or other systems

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