Chapter 1 Legal And Ethical

Legal And Ethical Issues In Health Occupations Vacabulary
  
Created Jan 13, 2012
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Arbitration
The process of resolving issues in conflict in a more structured setting like formal litigtion
Autonomy
Independence or freedom of one's will and actions
Beneficence
Doing good or kindness
Defendant
The person or entity sued.
Bioethics
Ethics that deal with patients and health care
Good Samaritan Law
Provides immunity for those that render health care for an emergency or disaster without reimbursement.
Ethical Dilemma
complex situation that will often involve an apparent mental conflict between moral imperatives,...
Ethics
Declarations of what is right or wrong and of what ought to be
Facilitation
The process by which a facilitator, a third party, assists in the resolution of the dispute
Malpractice
Dereliction of professional duty through negligence, ignorance, or criminal intent.
Plaintiff
The person or entity bringing the suit or claim.
Informed Consent
The process of providing adequate information for a patient in an understandable fashion to...
Respondeat Superior
Legal doctrine that means "let the master answer"; used to hold the employer responsible and...
Tort
A civil wrong, other than breach of contract; a tort is a harm against a person, whereas a...
Liability
An individual's responsibility of his or her conduct for failure to meet a standard of care...
Living Will
Document in which the patient describes his or her wishes regarding life-sustaining treatment
Mediation
The process in which a neutral third party facilitates and assists parties in resolving a dispute
Quasi-intentional Torts
Defamation, invasion of privacy, and breach of confidentialty.  Quasi means resembling...
Intentional Torts
Require that there be an intentional interference with one's person, reputation, or property
Morals
Ideas about right and wrong
Negotiation
Any communitation used in an attempt to achieve a goal, appraoval, or action by another
Nonmaleficence
Do no harm
Battery
A harmful or offensive touching of another without his or her consent or without a legally...
Assault
Placing someone in immediate fear or apprehension of a harmful or noxious touching without...


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