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conversion of something to a different form.
culture change the sum of the changes that occur in a culture over time in response to various circumstances; such changes result from contact between groups and forces within the culture.
dressing change/wound care in the omaha system, the observing, cleansing, irrigating, or covering of a wound, lesion, or incision.
reciprocal c's the changes seen in leads facing the wall opposite to a myocardial infarction; they were formerly thought to be purely electrical but are now considered a sign of more extensive myocardial damage.
role change in the omaha system, movement away from or into a set of expected behavioral characteristics.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


An alteration; in pathology, structural alteration of which the cause and significance is uncertain.
Synonym(s): shift
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noun The alteration, modification, revision, adjustment, adaptation, remodelling, reshaping, rearrangement, transformation, or evolution of ideas, practices, processes, and/or systems.
verb To alter, adjust, adapt, redesign, evolve, or otherwise tweak.
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An alteration in circumstances or events or status quo. See Age change, Benign cellular changes, Chemical change, Conformational change, Fatty change, Sex change, Structural change, Wavy changes.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


An alteration; in pathology, structural alteration of which the cause and significance is uncertain.
Synonym(s): shift (1) .
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Patient discussion about change

Q. If someone as alcoholism do there eyes change color? My husband says his work mate told him that if you’re an alcoholic your eyes can change color. As an example If you have blue eyes they become a darker blue because of something in your bloodstream?. I think my husband’s workmate is winding my husband up, or is he telling the truth?

A. That is an untruth. The color of the eyes in an alcoholic will not change color. The only thing in the eyes that will change color are the corneas (the whites of the eyes) they will turn yellow due to jaundice and probably cirrhosis of the liver. The skin will also turn yellow with the jaundice.

Q. What types of hormonal changes caused by fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia affects hormones because I feel pain in my back bone. What types of hormonal changes caused by fibromyalgia?

A. Have you ever checked your back pain with a doctor? It may or may not be due to fibromyalgia. Low serotonin levels, low growth hormone levels, and low levels of neuropeptide Y, a component of the feel-good hormone neurotransmitter norepinephrine have been associated with fibromyalgia. Elevated levels of substance P acts as a neurotransmitter and signals the body to experience pain. These pains have also been observed in the spinal cord of fibromyalgia patients.

Q. Have you changed your life and diet because of Fibromyalgia and did that help? I’m with Fibromyalgia. It is very difficult for me to deal with this disease. Anybody else have this problem? Have you changed your life and diet because of Fibromyalgia and did that help?

A. nutrition can really change your health- fibromyalgia is included. giving the body all it's needed nutrients and avoiding a few.
here is a recommended diet for FM:

hope that helps!

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(Many good world history students, for example, are far more comfortable summing up more static culture components, like the nature of Confucianism or Islam, than dealing with change as an equally vital facet of cultural history.) A culture change program rests on the belief that understanding how beliefs recurrently alter or adjust (amid whatever resistance or compromise) is a crucial way to approach not only many of the big developments in the past, but also a set of important contemporary issues as well.
This interesting finding appears relevant to culture change fidelity issues that go well beyond the GH model alone and is consistent with literature on the challenges of adoption of innovation (Rogers 2003).
While some at Aintree may find the forthcoming process painful, it should be remembered that Halewood now employs three times as many staff as it did before the culture change experts did their work.
"7 Family Ministry Essentials: A Strategy for Culture Change in Children's and Student Ministries" is a book for Christian ministry leaders concerned for and committed to empowering the family as the most important force in the task of spiritual formation of a lifetime faith for a new generation.
Also, The Moss Group asked attendees to consider new models, used both inside and outside the juvenile justice system, for agency culture change.
This volume is a primer on culture change, with specific reference to postimperial Ethiopia.
We are finally seeing a culture change taking place at the heart of British business.
McKinnon, a safety consultant, safety culture change agent, author, and trainer, focuses on how changing the way an organization views and practices safety will impact the behavior of employees, and describes how to change the safety personality of a workplace.
Speaking about the decade-long culture change he has embedded at the defence giant, Olver told delegates at a recent CIMA/Tomorrow's Company event that it is also essential that businesses obtain buy-in from the top if a culture change is to be successful.
It is probably more difficult to affect culture change than develop a meaningful relationship.
A culture change is needed, aspiration must be encouraged among the young, more investment is required to turn things round.
It considers some controversial ideas, such as nuclear power being our best weapon against climate change, and it considers the social and political influences on each of the nine Earth processes and how human culture change the world.

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