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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.


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


(chānj) an alteration.
fatty change  abnormal accumulation of fat within parenchymal cells.
hyaline change  a pale, eosinophilic, homogeneous glassy appearance seen in histologic specimens; it is a purely descriptive term and has a variety of causes.


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.


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.


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

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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Prison rape elimination act and culture change (Unpublished study).
When these founders of culture change saw how physical restraints limited the choice and independence of nursing home residents, they realized that other areas of nursing home life were being compromised.
How do you greet the preacher at your door eager to sell you the culture change message when you have successfully implemented it already?
These and other culture change procedures were maintained and used in the 2-year multicenter study of four hospitals in metropolitan Melbourne and two regional hospitals.
Smith says BST's use of performance improvement and organizational development tools derived from the applied behavioral sciences is a significant departure from the "train and hope" approach frequently associated with culture change efforts.
A few years later, the culture change light bulb illuminated William Thomas.
His original introduction gave the essential historical background on Daw son and his "after-word" is an excellent 55-page essay analyzing Dawson's views on the nature of culture, the types of culture change, and the conception of world history.
For a health-care organization to do this requires that it develop a clear strategy with specific success metrics and an organizational alignment and culture change.
The more elaborate rites are those practices we can observe and change as part of a larger culture change.
Childress is a pioneer in the field of strategy execution, culture change, executive leadership and organization effectiveness, an effective public speaker and workshop facilitator for Boards and senior executive teams.
Only those players who recognize and implement this culture change will survive in tomorrow's global marketplace.

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