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encounter

Etymology: Gk, en + L, contra, against
(in psychotherapy) the interaction between a patient and a psychotherapist, such as occurs in existential therapy, or among several members of a small group, such as encounter or sensitivity training groups. In an encounter emotional change and personal growth are affected by participants' expression of strong feelings.

encounter

Managed care The process of a Pt coming to a provider, receiving services, and leaving. See also Visit, Window of service Medtalk A meeting, an interaction. See Semi-sexual encounter, Sexual encounter.

en·coun·ter

(en-kown'tĕr)
A health care contact between the patient and the provider who is responsible for diagnosing and treating the patient.
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Our view is that defaults are indeed likely to increase but are also highly unlikely to reach the problematic levels encountered during the last downturn.
Potential and encountered discriminations also correspond to Chung's (1998) suggestions of indirect and direct discriminations, respectively.
The final survey was mailed to members of the sample who were asked to rate each dilemma on two scales in terms of incidence in which they encountered the dilemma in their work (i.
Oil shows were encountered while drilling in the Westbourne and mid Birkhead Formations.
During drilling oil shows where encountered in the Birkhead Formation and evaluation of wire line logs indicated approximately 23 feet of net oil pay.
The well encountered a total of 23 feet of net oil pay, and has been cased and suspended as an oil production well.
With its 100% working interest in adjoining discoveries and high quality prospects at Mirage, Oasis, Telemark and Morgus, ATP intends to develop the reserves encountered from a production facility that ATP is planning to install in 2008," stated Gerald W.
Drill holes AC-4, AC-5, AC-7 and AC-9 encountered only low levels of gold mineralization within a basaltic unit containing weak epithermal vein and stockwork development.
A high-grade gold intercept, assaying at over 12,000 mg/m3 (milligrams per cubic meter) was encountered at a depth of 25 meters.
The 7,400-foot well encountered 15 feet of Morrow sand which looks very good on electric logs.
During the deepening of the well they encountered high formation pressures.
TSD-8 was inclined at 60 degrees to the north and designed to test the western extension of porphyry mineralization encountered in TSD-6.