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Medical Terminology

There are many ways you can apply your knowledge of medical terminology outside of your job. You hear medical terms used in the news, on fictional medical shows on television, and you read these terms in magazines and newspapers.

How would you feel about using your knowledge of medical terminology outside of your work setting? What are some circumstances where you think you would feel comfortable using this knowledge? Why would you feel more comfortable in some circumstances than others? Are there things you might want to do to increase your comfort level with using your medical terminology knowledge outside of work? Why or why not might you want to do this?

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Hi,

Excellent questions!

They are somewhat subjective, but I will give my opinion.

RESPONSE:

1. How would you feel about using your knowledge of medical terminology outside of your work setting?

I think that some medical terminology outside of the work setting is reasonable and part of the learning experience when you are talking to someone in the field or a person who understands medical terminology or the terms that you are using; otherwise, it makes many people uncomfortable when they have no idea what you are talking about or you put them in a position to have you explaining the terms to them. This is often uncomfortable for the other person.

2. What are some circumstances where you think you would feel comfortable using this ...

Solution Summary

This solution discusses aspects of ones comfort level using knowledge of medical terminology outside of ones work setting e.g. in what circumstances, are some circumstances better than others, how to increase ones comfort level with using your medical terminology knowledge outside of work and the advantages.

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