TITLE

primum non nocere

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1774
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "primum non nocere" is presented. This is a Latin phrase and refers to the goal in health care, of avoiding actions that may worsen a patient's disease or suffering.
ACCESSION #
21242151

 

Related Articles

  • complication. Peters, Michael // BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p189 

    An encyclopedia entry for "complication" is presented. It refers to a condition resulting from a preceding illness or from its treatment.

  • order.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1530 

    A definition of the medical term "order" is presented. Order refers to the instructions from a health care provider specifying patient treatment and care. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co. The pronunciation of the term is also...

  • iatrogenic disease.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1061 

    A definition of the medical term "iatrogenic disease" is presented, which refers to a disease caused by or arising as a complication of medical or surgical intervention.

  • mature minor rule.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1313 

    A definition of the medical term "mature minor role" is presented. Mature minor role refers to the regulations in some states that allow the practitioner to treat minors without parental consent if the minor is deemed to be capable of understanding the nature and consequences of the treatment...

  • ambulant, ambulatory.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p84 

    A definition of the medical terms "ambulant" and "ambulatory" is presented, which mean to be able to walk and not confined to bed.

  • ambulate.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p84 

    A definition of the medical term "ambulate" is presented, which means to walk or move above freely

  • futile care.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p842 

    A definition of the medical term "futile care" is presented. In clinical practice, futile care refers to any intervention that will not improve a patient’s health, well-being, comfort, or prognosis. The term is used especially in the care of patients at the end of life. The definition is...

  • incurable.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1088 

    A definition of the medical term "incurable" is presented. Incurable refers to the incapable of being cured. The term originated from the words "in-" which means not, and "curare" which means to care for. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis...

  • International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1125 

    A definition of the medical term "International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health" is presented. International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health is an international standard published by the World Health Organization to describe and measure health and...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics