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The work or job of a doctor or nurse

admit

verb

to take someone into hospital for medical treatment

bedside manner

noun

the way in which a doctor behaves towards a person in their care

caseload

noun

all the cases that someone is responsible for dealing with at the same time, especially a doctor, lawyer, or social worker

certify

verb

to state officially that someone is seriously mentally ill

commit

verb

to officially state that someone is mentally ill and should go to a hospital to be treated

confine

verb

to make someone stay in a place because they are too ill, weak, or disabled to leave

cure

verb

to stop someone from being affected by an illness

cure

verb

to stop an illness from affecting someone

diagnose

verb

to find out what physical or mental problem someone has by examining them

examine

verb

if a doctor examines you, they look carefully at your body to check if you are healthy

family practice

noun

the work of a doctor who deals with general health problems, especially those relating to families

health

noun

the job of providing medical care for people who are ill

the Hippocratic oath

noun

the promise that doctors make to respect the moral principles of the medical profession

home visit

noun

a visit that a doctor or nurse makes to see you in your own home

hospitalize

verb

to take someone to hospital for medical treatment

internship

noun

a job as a houseman in a hospital

medical certificate

noun

an official document that your doctor signs, saying for example that you are too ill to go to work

midwifery

noun

the job that a midwife does

nurse

verb

to look after someone who is ill or injured

nursing

noun

the job or skills of a nurse, or the professional training that nurses receive

nursing

noun

connected with nursing

practice

noun

the work of a doctor, lawyer, or other professional person

practise

verb

to work in a particular profession, especially in the medical or legal profession

prescribe

verb

if a doctor prescribes a drug or treatment, they say you should have it

prescription

noun

a piece of paper that a doctor gives you that says what type of medicine you need

prescription

noun

the action of prescribing a medicine

primary health care

noun

primary care

prognosis

noun

a doctor’s opinion about the way in which a disease or illness is likely to develop

put on

to say what medical treatment someone should have

readmit

verb

to take someone back into a hospital again after they had been allowed to leave

release

verb

to let someone leave a hospital or other place where they have been having medical treatment

repeat prescription

noun

a document allowing you to get another amount of medicine that your doctor has given you before, without going back to the doctor

residency

noun

a period of time that a doctor spends working in a hospital learning more about a particular type of medical treatment

restore

verb

to make it possible for someone to see, hear etc again

review

verb

if a doctor reviews someone, the doctor sees the person again in order to check what progress they have made

Rx.

abbreviation

prescription

section

verb

to order that someone should be kept in hospital because of a mental problem

sign off

to give someone a medical certificate saying that they are too ill to work

socialized medicine

noun

medical care provided by the state and paid for by public money

statement

verb

to decide officially that a child has learning disabilities and that he or she should receive special educational help

surgery

noun

the period of time each day when people can visit a doctor or a dentist

tertiary care

noun

a very high standard of care provided in hospitals

test

verb

to examine someone’s body to check that it is in good condition, or to find out if they have a particular illness

treat

verb

to use medicine or medical methods to cure a patient or an illness

treatment

noun

the process of providing medical care

triage

noun

the process of deciding which people in a hospital department should get medical treatment first, according to how serious their condition is

visit

noun

an occasion when you visit someone such as a doctor or a lawyer, or when they visit you

readmission

noun

be on call

to be available in case you are needed at work, especially as a doctor

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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