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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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An implication of encountering these types of dilemmas suggests that ILSPs respect consumer autonomy in the service-delivery process.
They recalled encountering a limitless sea or other unusual worlds, experiencing sounds as colors or other strange sensory mixes, existing outside time and space, uniting with a bright light, and reaching enormous mental calm.
It is not uncommon to pass through feelings of resistance and redefinition when encountering the isms.
Assemblies of Christians around word and sacrament were encountering God in the event of communal worship long before this worship resource appeared, but LBW has served congregations in significant ways in this generation.
This reflects the greater proportion of poverty in the black and Hispanic populations, which increases their likelihood of encountering such trauma, in the UCLA researcher's view.