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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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In interviewing a large number of surgeons and OR personnel regarding the TIMEOUT process as practiced above, a number of very useful observations were made:
With the many varieties, implications, and concerns regarding timeout, a critical literature review will lead to a greater understanding of one specific type: the timeout ribbon.
It had a very dim light." In an administrative appeal to a hearing officer, she also complained of "inappropriate reliance upon timeouts and physical restraints." Defeated there, she complained to the district court under section 1983 of the U.S.
Has everyone been educated on the importance of the timeouts and know what is expected of them?
To date, inclusion timeouts have been the most extensively researched form of timeout.
The effect of timeout duration on frequency of aggression in hospitalized children with conduct disorders.
As suggested in hypothesis one, treatment group teachers' use of timeout decreased from pre-treatment to post-treatment, but control group teachers continued using similar amounts of timeouts.
They scored only two points after the timeout, missed five of their final six shots (including three three-pointers) and committed a turnover that led to Curry's game-tying three with 1:22 left.
Some critics believe that timeout should be condemned because it is a punishment.
The timeout didn't do anything to slow Harden and the Rockets down, and he added another 3 on Houston's first possession after the timeout.
The second set was tightly contested in the early stages but GSU squeezed a two-point lead at 5-3 and 6-4 before they led 8-5 at the first technical timeout.