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time-out

Forensic psychiatry A strategy for managing violent Pts in psychiatric units, consisting of temporary separation from a rewarding environment, as part of a planned and recorded therapeutic program to modify behavior

time-out

(tīm′owt″)
1. A method of discipline that involves removing a child from social interaction and placing him or her in a nonstimulating location (i.e., in a quiet room) for a few minutes because of unacceptable behavior.
2. In giving informed consent for a procedure, a brief period when the patient is left alone to reflect upon the risks, benefits, and alternatives to the proposed procedure before being asked to decide to accept or reject it.
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The level of agreement between two researchers reached 98 percent for all time-out statements.
Shorter breaks, such as 30-second time-outs, must be practiced separately.
Closely related to this last point is the use of a time-out to freeze or ice a free-throw shooter: Be ready to call the time-out just before the shooter receives the ball from the referee.
By and large, managers would probably exploit the time-outs for rest purposes and use them late in the game.
The end result is screen lock-ups, time-outs or delays.
Speaking up on such matters will surely only mean more cultural time-outs in the political wilderness, but that's OK.
They can grant users varying levels of access to settings and projects, monitor activity, and set log-in time-outs.
Identifying bodily responses to anger, taking time-outs and keeping anger logs are the focus of Chapter 6, "Tools That Help: Time-Outs and Anger Logs.
The game had four minutes left to play--which, with time-outs, could actually run 20.
Time-outs are often helpful in removing the student from environmental events contributing to the symptomatic behavior, particularly when the student is excessively stimulated by academic and physical stimuli.
There are no time-outs, no body padding and even when someone's injured, the clock never stops.
You just took metabolic time-outs while hanging upside-down in chrome cylinders (She points to each of the containers.
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