Presentation of pertinent data by one with special skill or knowledge representing mastery of a particular subject.
The intentional infliction of physical or mental suffering upon an individual or individuals, including the torture of animals.
A form of PSYCHOTHERAPY that centers on the individuals as the experts in their own lives and views problems as separate from people. It is assumed that people have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments, and abilities that will assist them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives.
The aggregate business enterprise of agriculture, manufacture, and distribution related to tobacco and tobacco-derived products.
A series of actions, sometimes symbolic actions which may be associated with a behavior pattern, and are often indispensable to its performance.
Failure of a professional person, a physician or lawyer, to render proper services through reprehensible ignorance or negligence or through criminal intent, especially when injury or loss follows. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The act of deceiving or the fact of being deceived.
The uncritical acceptance of an idea or plan of action.
Calamities producing great damage, loss of life, and distress. They include results of natural phenomena and man-made phenomena. Normal conditions of existence are disrupted and the level of impact exceeds the capacity of the hazard-affected community.
The recognition of professional or technical competence through registration, certification, licensure, admission to association membership, the award of a diploma or degree, etc.
Members of a religious denomination founded in the United States during the late 19th century in which active evangelism is practiced, the imminent approach of the millennium is preached, and war and organized government authority in matters of conscience are strongly opposed (from American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed). Jehovah's Witnesses generally refuse blood transfusions and other blood-based treatments based on religious belief.
Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.
A plant genus of the family ERICACEAE known for species with edible fruits.
Compliance with a set of standards defined by non-governmental organizations. Certification is applied for by individuals on a voluntary basis and represents a professional status when achieved, e.g., certification for a medical specialty.
Allied health personnel who assist the professional nurse in routine duties.
Exploitation through misrepresentation of the facts or concealment of the purposes of the exploiter.
The interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale, between different countries or between populations within the same country. It includes trade (the buying, selling, or exchanging of commodities, whether wholesale or retail) and business (the purchase and sale of goods to make a profit). (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, p411, p2005 & p283)
Penal institutions, or places of confinement for war prisoners.
Injuries incurred during participation in competitive or non-competitive sports.
Insurance coverage providing compensation and medical benefits to individuals because of work-connected injuries or disease.
Insurance against loss resulting from liability for injury or damage to the persons or property of others.
A specialty concerned with the use of x-ray and other forms of radiant energy in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Accountability and responsibility to another, enforceable by civil or criminal sanctions.
Use for articles on the investing of funds for income or profit.
Institutional funding for facilities and for equipment which becomes a part of the assets of the institution.
Primarily non-verbal tests designed to predict an individual's future learning ability or performance.
The combining of administrative and organizational resources of two or more health care facilities.
Sexual intercourse between persons so closely related that they are forbidden by law to marry.
The formally authorized guardianship or care of a CHILD.
A form of group psychotherapy. It involves treatment of more than one member of the family simultaneously in the same session.
Abuse of children in a family, institutional, or other setting. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994)
The application of dental knowledge to questions of law.
Educational programs designed to inform dentists of recent advances in their fields.