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(ă-prō′prē-ăt) [L. appropriatus, made one's own]
1. In psychiatry, pert. to behavior that is suitable and congruent.
2. In medical practice, pert. to care that is expected to yield health benefits that considerably exceed risk.


adj 1. the determination that the service provided is suited for the condition.
adj 2. being suitable for a particular person, group, community, condition, occasion, and/or place.
adj 3. proper.
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Records should be maintained to document the training and appropriate personnel must be apprised of any changes in the rules.
Career counselors need to develop standards of reference for evaluating culturally appropriate career outcomes because there is no empirical research on career intervention outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities (Leong & Hartung, 1997).
The school counselor may participate in the implementation of the following: (a) making referrals for appropriate assessment and treatment; (b) developing a collaborative relationship with parents and teachers so as to facilitate a multimodal delivery of services to children with bipolar disorder; (c) helping teachers design appropriate programs for students that include opportunities to learn appropriate social skills and self-management skills; (d) providing students with activities to improve their self-esteem and self-concept and to promote the safety of self and others; (e) and serving as a consultant and resource to parents, teachers, and other school personnel on the characteristics and problems of students with bipolar disorder.
Principles of developmentally appropriate practice view the child as an active learner and participant in his or her own development (NAEYC, 1997).
Best practices in the logistics planning area are concerned both with the appropriate delivery of product per customer needs and expectations as well as the efficient utilization of logistics assets.
This objective was supported by several points of focus: Management sets the appropriate "tone at the top"; maintains codes of conduct and other policies regarding acceptable behavior; follows ethical guidelines in dealing with employees, suppliers, customers and others; removes or reduces temptations that might cause staff to engage in unethical acts; and responds in a timely and appropriate manner to violations of the company's code of conduct.
Shel Holtz has delivered a book that is appropriate for professionals who live and breathe communication, as well as executives and novices who are just being introduced to the subject matter.
Determining the appropriate screening techniques and filtering unessential information will be an ongoing compliance (and resource-management) challenge.
An attendant argument is that these writers appropriate theme, plot, symbolism, and characterization from the literary genres of the Bildungsroman and the Kunstlerroman to illuminate the role race, class, and gender play in the source and development of their art.
Likewise, the operator carrying out the studies must be competent in the field of work under study and have sufficient knowledge related to the work to be able to make appropriate decisions from the observation made as the study progresses.
The purpose of classroom intervention is to assist the child in reducing inappropriate social behaviors associated with the traumatic brain injury and increasing the appropriate social behaviors as the child progresses through Stage 3 of the recovery process.

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