presenting problem

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presenting problem,

n initial symptom motivating the patient to consult a practitioner. See also anamnesis; symptom, guiding; and symptom, keynote.
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Some health workers facing heavy patient loads were focusing on the presenting problem alone out of expediency.
Each practitioner or technician records the same background, presenting problem, reason for admission, and current status and then goes on to say what his/her discipline did without regard to what the other disciplines did or, indeed, without even seeing the other disciplines' work
A culturally responsive counselor would recognize the complex intersection of race and class embedded within Tiffany's presenting problem.
While making the initial appointment on the telephone, patients were asked open-ended questions about their presenting problem and symptoms.
1) Coding of deaths in hospitals frequently records only the presenting problem, e.
Winnicott, among the other followers of Melanie Klein), which was developing under this air pressure, came to realize what Freud had already stressed for World War I neurotics: separation anxiety cuts down the dotted line along which even the presenting problem of war neurosis first tears into childhood trauma.
Hence, the employment specialist must carefully evaluate the consumer, the presenting problem, and the general work environment to determine if the involvement of a coworker will be the most efficient strategy to pursue.
The support groups are about discovering that you are not alone and learning alternative ways of listening and responding to the presenting problem,'' Kessler said.
The presenting problem or concern may not be directly related to the family, but the family may unknowingly be encouraging the problem in some direct or indirect way.
Also discussed were approaches and techniques for establishing a relationship with families, assessing family issues related to the presenting problem, selecting family interventions, assessing family interventions, and reaching closure with families.
Appropriate treatment approaches for therapy varies depending on the nature of the presenting problem.
The areas covered are basic pathophysiologic principles and their application in the intensive care unit, supportive care for intensive care unit patients, specialized care for intensive care unit patients, problems arising in the intensive care unit setting, evaluation and management, presenting problems for intensive care unit admission, and professional and interpersonal and communication skills.