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competence

 [kom´pĕ-tens]
1. a principle of professional practice, identifying the ability of the provider to administer safe and reliable care on a consistent basis.
2. the ability of a patient to manage activities of daily living.

com·pe·tence

(kom'pĕ-tents),
1. The quality of being competent or capable of performing an allotted function.
2. In psychiatry, an antidote to certain types of anxiety.
3. The normal tight closure of a cardiac valve.
4. The ability of a group of embryonic cells to respond to an inducer.
5. The ability of a (bacterial) cell to take up free DNA, which may lead to transformation.
6. In psychiatry, the mental ability to distinguish right from wrong and to manage one's own affairs, or to assist one's counsel in a legal proceeding.
7. The state of reactivity of a cell, tissue, or organism that allows it to respond to certain stimuli.
[Fr. competence, fr. L.L. competentia, congruity]

competence

(kŏm′pĭ-təns)
n.
1.
a. The ability to do something well or efficiently.
b. A range of skill or ability: a task beyond his competence.
c. A specific ability or skill: a surprising competence in dealing with animals.
2. Law The quality or condition of being legally qualified or fit to perform an act.
3. Microbiology The ability of bacteria to be genetically transformable.
4. Medicine The ability to respond immunologically to bacteria, viruses, or other antigenic agents.
5. Linguistics The knowledge that enables one to speak and understand a language.
6. Sufficient means for a comfortable existence.

competence

[kom′pətəns]
Etymology: L, competentia, capable
1 (in embryology) the total capacity of an embryonic cell to react to determinative stimuli in various ways of differentiation.
2 the ability of bacteria to take up donor deoxyribonucleic acid molecules.

competence

Medspeak
The ability to effectively perform the activities of a particular occupation (or role) to the standards expected.

Psychiatry
A legally determined capability to act on one's own behalf.

competence

Patient's rights A legal term for the capacity of a person to act on his/her own behalf; the ability to understand information presented, to appreciate the consequences of acting–or not acting–on that information, and to make a choice. See Autonomy. Cf Incapacity, Incompetence Psychology A constellation of abilities possessed by a person for adequate decision-making; competency is a measure of a person's autonomy and ability to give permission for diagnostic tests or for dangerous, but potentially life-saving procedures. Cf Autonomy Vox populi Skill, ability. See Cultural competence.

com·pe·tence

(kom'pĕ-tĕns)
1. The quality of being skilled or capable of performing an allotted function.
2. The normal tight closure of a cardiac valve.
3. The ability of a group of embryonic cells to respond to an inducer.
4. The ability of a (bacterial) cell to take up free DNA, which may lead to transformation.
5. psychiatry The mental ability to distinguish right from wrong and to manage one's own affairs, or to assist one's counsel in a legal proceeding.
6. The state of reactivity of a cell, tissue, or organism that allows it to respond to certain stimuli. Sometimes called competency.

competence

  1. a period when a differentiating cell or tissue is capable of switching to an alternative developmental PATHWAY. See INDUCTION, CELL DIFFERENTIATION, GENE SWITCHING, CANALIZATION.
  2. a state in bacteria when they are able to receive DNA from other bacteria in a process called TRANSFORMATION.

competence

the ability to perform a task effectively; perceived competence a person's perception of their general abilities within a given domain, such as in sport in general.

competence,

n the state or condition of being sufficiently qualified to perform a particular action. To achieve this condition, one must possess the proper knowledge, skills, training, and professionalism.

com·pe·tence

(kom'pĕ-tĕns)
The quality of being competent or capable of performing an allotted function.

competence,

n a measure of the degree of a person's ability to cope with all aspects of the environment.

Patient discussion about competence

Q. Would people with bipolar disorder be considered eligible to compete in the olympics? I am a shuttle relay state champion. I won many cups in state and country level. My long-time-goal is to have my name at least on the Olympics list. But here is a new problem to spoil my goal. I am diagnosed as bipolar-I. Now my worry is would people with bipolar disorder be considered eligible to compete in the Olympics? Or will I be able to compete in the Special Olympics?

A. wow...good question...can mental health patient be a special Olympic athletes. i think you should check it out with simple phone call, here is how to locate a special Olympics Program near you:
http://info.specialolympics.org/Special+Olympics+Public+Website/English/Program_Locator/default.htm

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