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practice

 [prak´tis]
the exercise of a profession.
collaborative practice communication, sharing, and problem solving between the physician and nurse as peers; this pattern of practice also implies a shared responsibility and accountability for patient care.
differentiated practice the use of nursing staff in an acute care setting according to their expertise and qualifications.
evidence-based practice provision of health care that incorporates the most current and valid research results.
family practice the medical specialty of a family physician, concerned with the planning and provision of comprehensive primary health care, regardless of age or sex, on a continuing basis. Called also family medicine.
general practice old term for comprehensive medical care regardless of age of the patient or presence of a condition that may require the services of a specialist; this term has now largely been replaced by the term family practice.
nursing practice see nursing practice.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

prac·tice

(prak'tis),
The exercise of the profession of medicine or one of the allied health professions.
[Mediev. L. practica, business, G. praktikos, pertaining to action]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

practice

(prăk′tĭs)
v.
To engage in the profession of medicine or one of the allied health professions.
n.
1. The exercise of the profession of medicine.
2. The business of a practicing physician or group of physicians, including facilities and customary patients.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

practice

Medspeak-US
The place where a physician practises medicine in a privately managed setting. (Termed “surgery” in the UK.)

Sports medicine (US)
verb To train at a particular activity; see Spring practice.
 
Vox populi
noun A habit; the manner of performing something.

verb (practise, BrE) To perform the art and science of medicine.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

practice

Medtalk noun Surgery–British The place where a physician practices medicine in a privately managed setting. See Better practice, Family practice, General practice, Group practice, Independent practice, Integrated group practice, Malpractice, Office practice, Reduced-risk practice, Solo practice Sports medicine To train at a particular activity. See Spring practice Vox populi.
A habit, manner of performing something. See Good laboratory practice, Good manufacturing practice, Malpractice, Office practice, Reduced-risk practice, Solo practice, Spring practice verb To perform the art and science of medicine.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

prac·tice

(prak'tis)
1. Direct professional involvement in health care services.
2. Rehearsal of a task or skill with the goal of achieving proficiency.
[Mediev. L. practica, business, G. praktikos, pertaining to action]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

prac·tice

(prak'tis)
Exercise of the profession of dentistry, medicine, or one of the allied health professions.
[Mediev. L. practica, business, G. praktikos, pertaining to action]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about practice

Q. does anyone practice bikram-yoga and know misuse of knee that can result from it? I just started this type of youga 2 weeks ago but do it 3-4 times a week and now I have a pain in the knee- like an inflamation from the pressure or something... Is anyone into bikram and know how can I prevent that from happening???

A. hi...This is Prashantmurti...I m a Yoga Teacher by profession...
In a straight way I will recommannd you to do a traditional Yoga...not like Vikram yoga or hot yoga...even Ramdev's Yoga has a possibility of high side effects...
If possible fing a yoga teacher or instution of Satyananda Yoga (bihar Yoga)in ur location, which is very practical,traditional, simple and effective...better not to do vikram yoga ..give some rest to ur knees and after that go thru Satyananda Yoga.
(prashantmurti@yahoo.com)
Happy New Year

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For they act always for the sake of fame and profit; they have been enveloped in self-attachment unawares, and do not approach fellow practicers and true teachers; preferring to involve themselves in worldly affairs, they obstruct themselves and block others from the right practice for birth [into the Pure Land].
A Short Discovery of the Unobserved Dangers of Several Sort of Ignorant and Unconsiderate Practicers of Physic in England.
Containing perfect rules for midwifes and nurses, as also for women in their conception, bearing, and nursing of children: from the experience not onely of our English, but also the most accomplisht and absolute practicers among the French, Spanish, Italian, and other nations.
In "Season's greetings" (The Examined Life, December), Bryan Cones writes, "Research on non practicers shows that most didn't leave because of big-picture issues such as the teachings on birth control or sexuality or women's issues." And what of those who left precisely for those reasons--because of deeply held convictions that some Catholic teachings are not only dead wrong, they are also sometimes harmful?
that each one who can read may the better understand their own affairs, and that the duties of all judges, officers, and practicers in the Law, and of all magistrates and officers in the common-wealth, may be prescribed, their fees limited under strict penalties, and published in print, to the knowledge and view of all men by which just and equitable means this Nation shall be for ever freed of an oppression, more burdensome and troublesome then all the oppressions hitherto by this Parliament removed [Aylmer 1975: 79-80].
In the forefront of which companie, the students of Machiauels principles and practicers of his precepts may worthily be raunged.
This most avid of practicers arrived at Troon with a neck injury because he had been hammering so many balls on the driving range, and missed the cut.
Thorough study of Bruges' art market ("Documentary Evidence of Painter's Workshop Practicers and Methods of Reproducton," Chapter Four) is a helpful presentation of a well documented subject.
I see some such relation working itself out in The Winter's Tale, with Puritan assumptions about the natural order of heterosexual fertility and economic productivity standing in opposition to the imagined unnatural behaviors of theatrical practicers and patrons.
Edgar Hoover and denounced by The New York Times as "among the most virulent and dangerous preachers and practicers of the doctrines of destruction"; the orator so feared by the United States that she was deported in 1919--that Emma Goldman has faded not even into history, but into feminist pop culture.
Opening lines of communication about practice methods between students and teachers in all areas (e.g., studio instruction, ensemble rehearsals) would help reinforce the importance of practicing with a plan, and may also give students the confidence needed to become successful, efficient, and independent practicers.