keep from happening or arising; have the effect of preventing; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
To prevent something means to ensure that it does not happen. These methods prevent pregnancy Further treatment will prevent cancer from developing We recognized the possibility and took steps to prevent it happening. + prevention pre·ven·tion the prevention of heart disease. crime prevention
keep from happening or arising; have the effect of preventing; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"
To prevent someone from doing something means to make it impossible for them to do it. He said this would prevent companies from creating new jobs The police have been trying to prevent them carrying weapons. to stop something from happening, or stop someone from doing something (past participle of praevenire )
prevent from doing something or being in a certain state; "We must prevent the cancer from spreading"; "His snoring kept me from falling asleep"; "Keep the child from eating the marbles"
A quality assurance strategy that attempts to identify and correct unacceptable service or product characteristics during the design, development, or production phases A future-oriented strategy that improves quality by directing analysis and action toward correcting the production process; consistent with a philosophy of never-ending improvement A future oriented quality management strategy that principally occurs in the design of a process It involves communication, planning, proofing, and working up front to eliminate opportunities for nonconformance
Preventive measures are undertaken especially in hygiene and public health primary prevention elimination of factors that are regarded as damaging to one´s health secondary prevention the effort to diagnose a disease at the earliest stage possible tertiary prevention compensation of disease effects (rehabilitation)
A proactive process that empowers individuals and systems to meet the challenges of life events and transitions by creating and reinforcing conditions that promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles The goal of substance abuse prevention is the fostering of a climate in which (a) alcohol use is acceptable only for those of legal age and only when the risk of adverse consequences is minimal; (b) prescription and over-the-counter drugs are used only for the purposes for which they were intended; (c) other abusable substances (e g , aerosols) are used only for their intended purposes; and (d) illegal drugs and tobacco are not used at all
Naturopathic medical colleges emphasize the study of health as well as disease The prevention of disease and the attainment of optimal health in patients are primary objectives of naturopathic medicine In practice, these objectives are accomplished through education and the promotion of healthy ways of living Naturopathic physicians assess risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease, and make appropriate interventions in partnership with their patients to prevent illness Naturopathic medicine asserts that one cannot be healthy in an unhealthy environment and is committed to the creation of a world in which humanity may thrive
Primary, secondary and tertiary Primary prevention is an active assertive process of creating conditions and or personal attributes that promotes the well being of people Secondary prevention is early detection and intervention to keep beginning problems from becoming more severe Tertiary prevention is the effort to rehabilitate those affected with severe disorders and return them to the community
The goals of medicine are to promote health, to preserve health, to restore health when it is impaired, and to minimize suffering and distress These goals are embodied in the word prevention, which is easiest to define in the context of levels, customarily called primary, secondary and tertiary prevention
Worldwide, the majority of HCC is associated with chronic HBV infection Today, however, all newborns are vaccinated against hepatitis B in China and other Asian countries Therefore, the frequency of chronic HBV in future generations will decrease Eventually, perhaps in three or four generations, HBV will be totally eradicated, thereby eliminating the most common risk factor for HCC
Activities to prevent a natural phenomenon or a potential hazard from having harmful effects on either persons or property Disaster prevention includes such activities as cloud seeding to control meteorological patterns, the construction of dams or dikes to prevent flooding and attempts to reduce tectonic tension by such measures as pumping water in to earthquake faults
Used in its broad public health context, "prevention" includes primary prevention (avoidance of onset), secondary prevention (early intervention), and tertiary prevention (treatment and rehabilitation) No distinction is made herein between "treatment" and "prevention"
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