Chapter 1 Legal and Ethical

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


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