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concept

 [kon´sept]
the image of a thing held in the mind; an abstract notion. A concept is an element used in the development of a theory. It is generally agreed that the central concepts of the discipline of nursing are environment, health, nursing, and person.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

con·cept

(kon'sept),
1. An abstract idea or notion.
2. An explanatory variable or principle in a scientific system.
Synonym(s): conception (1)
[L. conceptum, something understood, pp. ntr. of concipio, to receive, apprehend]
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concept

A discrete notion with a single meaning, which in a controlled vocabulary is mapped to one or more words that convey its context.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

con·cept

(kon'sept)
1. An abstract idea or notion.
2. An explanatory variable or principle in a scientific system.
Synonym(s): conception (1) .
[L. conceptum, something understood, pp. ntr. of concipio, to receive, apprehend]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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These included methodological errors[25] and inadequate control of subject variables[25], followed by inappropriate research design[24], poor conceptualization of problem/approach[21] and incorrect statistical analysis[14].
The case conceptualization developed by a counselor subsequently impacts the way in which the counseling relationship proceeds.
Responding to Butin's call for "multivocality", this article utilizes the experiences from two projects undertaken by students in the class which are analyzed through Butin's conceptualizations of technical, cultural, and political [1].
(172) Catherine Lutz supposes that the Western conceptualization of depression is based on the assumption that the normal emotional state is one of slightly positive affect.
The Case Conceptualization also provides a methodology to address the reactive adolescent emotional dysregulation.
Less than one quarter of participants who provided a neuroscience conceptualization of depression (n = 194) gave more than one conceptual model in their response (23.2%, n = 45).
Therefore, the individual's conceptualization of power as either influence or responsibility may represent different levels of psychological construction and, thus, may affect his or her behavior in terms of fairness.
Our hope is that this initial conceptualization will provide a foundation for continuing efforts both to refine this theory building effort and to develop additional, ancillary theories of the supply chain.
Then, they can structure a cognitive case conceptualization to understand the inmates' psyches in relation to their thoughts.
In Chapter 9, Avruch criticizes the influence that IR theories (realist and neorealist) had on providing an understanding of power as dominance and coercion, as the "Other." However, this conceptualization suggests that in cases where the conflict is held between asymmetric powers (which Avruch argues is the rule and not the exception), it becomes unacceptable to resolve the conflict from a realist understanding of power, which would allow the most powerful actor to dominate others (p.
BULTNICK, Bernhardt 1998: Metaphors We Die By: Conceptualizations of Death in English and their Implications for the Theory of Metaphor.
This contingent responding by a therapist is guided by a FAP case conceptualization (Kanter et al., 2009).