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actions or behaviors taken against a group of people because of prejudice
dysfunctional relationship
relationship in which unhealthy behavior patterns exist among members of a group
empirical research
scholarly work from observation and measurement of experience, in contrast to theory
explicit bias
attitudes people are aware of, endorse, and communicate
implicit bias
prejudice evidenced in attitudes beyond consciousness or control
mental health
state of well-being in which individuals realize their own abilities, cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively, and contribute to their community
mental illness
health condition involving changes in emotion, thinking, or behavior (or a combination of these) associated with emotional distress and problems functioning in social, work, or family activities
beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and attitudes someone holds about a group, not based on personal experience
professional intimacy
nurse gains an understanding of the client through acceptance, respect, empathy, recognition, and compassion
psychosocial rehabilitation
helps individuals develop the social, emotional, and intellectual skills needed to live happily with the smallest amount of professional assistance manageable
quality improvement (QI) process
involves looking at a problem; utilizing data, decision-making tools, and testing; and making an improvement
risk factor
any number of things that increase the chances of developing a mental illness
when someone has a generalized and prejudiced opinion about members of a particular group of people
cluster of negative attitudes and beliefs that motivates the general public to fear, reject, avoid, and discriminate against a group of people
traumatic brain injury (TBI)
brain injury that can cause short- or long-term problems with a person being unable able to think, function, move, and communicate normally

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