The Importance of Medical Terminology in the Health Sector


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Authors

  • Fatma Hilal Yagin
  • Matheus Santos de Sousa Fernandes Graduate Program, Postgraduate Program in Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, Brazil

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.11544933

Keywords:

Medical terminology, health sector, communication, medical education, terminology updates

Abstract

Medical terminology, rooted in the accumulation of knowledge within various fields of medicine, plays a crucial role in effective communication among healthcare professionals and ensuring patient safety. This study aims to explore the significance of medical terminology for students and professionals working in the health sector to effectively follow developments on medical platforms and communicate efficiently.  Originating from Latin and Greek roots, medical terms have evolved over time, with English emerging as a prominent language in medical discourse. Standardized and common terminology is essential to navigate the rapidly evolving landscape of scientific and technological advancements in medicine, fostering a shared understanding among professionals across different disciplines. Proficiency in medical terminology is paramount for healthcare workers to accurately describe medical conditions, treatments, and procedures, thereby minimizing the risk of miscommunication and errors in patient care. By providing a common language for documentation, coding, and analysis of medical data, medical terminology education ensures uniformity and efficiency in healthcare practices. Moreover, familiarity with medical terminology enhances interdisciplinary collaboration and enables seamless communication among members of the healthcare team. This study underscores the critical role of medical terminology in promoting effective communication, advancing patient safety, and optimizing healthcare delivery.

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Published

2024-07-01

How to Cite

Yagin , F. H. ., & de Sousa Fernandes , M. S. (2024). The Importance of Medical Terminology in the Health Sector. Journal of Exercise Science & Physical Activity Reviews, 2(1), 132–136. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.11544933

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