Chapter 7 Medical Law And Ethics

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  • 1. 

    What is malpractice

  • 2. 

    What are the three sources of law

    Explanation
    The three sources of law are common law, statutes, and administrative regulations. Common law refers to the legal principles and precedents established by court decisions. Statutes are laws enacted by legislative bodies, such as Congress. Administrative regulations are rules and regulations created by administrative agencies to implement and enforce statutes. These three sources of law work together to establish a comprehensive legal framework in a jurisdiction.

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  • 3. 

    What is tort

  • 4. 

    What branch of law covers an allied health professional charged with practicing medicine without a license

    Explanation
    Criminal law is the branch of law that deals with crimes and their punishment. In this scenario, an allied health professional is being charged with practicing medicine without a license, which is considered a criminal offense. Criminal law is responsible for prosecuting individuals who engage in illegal activities, including practicing medicine without the necessary qualifications. Therefore, criminal law is the appropriate branch of law that covers this situation.

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  • 5. 

    What is the primary reasons for malpractice claims

    Explanation
    The primary reasons for malpractice claims include scientific advances, unrealistic expectations, economic factors, and poor communication. Scientific advances can lead to new procedures or treatments that may have unforeseen risks or complications. Unrealistic expectations from patients or their families can create dissatisfaction and potential legal action. Economic factors, such as financial pressures on healthcare providers, can lead to rushed or inadequate care. Poor communication between healthcare providers and patients can result in misunderstandings, mistakes, or lack of informed consent, which can contribute to malpractice claims.

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  • 6. 

    What are the five elements must be in a physician's termination inent letter

    Explanation
    The five elements that must be included in a physician's termination intent letter are: a statement of intent to terminate, reasons for this action, termination date at least 30 days from the date of receipt of the letter, a statement that medical records will be transferred, and a recommendation for the patient to seek additional medical care.

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  • 7. 

    When are you not allow to ask a patient to sign a consent form

    Explanation
    A patient should not be asked to sign a consent form if they do not understand the procedure, have unanswered questions about the procedure, or are unable to read the consent form. Informed consent is essential in healthcare, and it requires patients to have a clear understanding of the procedure they are consenting to, as well as the ability to ask questions and seek clarification. If any of these factors are present, it would be inappropriate to ask the patient to sign the consent form as it would not meet the requirements of informed consent.

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  • 8. 

    True or false. is a health record a legal document

    Explanation
    A health record is considered a legal document because it contains important medical information about a patient, including their medical history, diagnoses, treatments, and medications. This information is crucial for healthcare providers to make informed decisions about a patient's care. Health records also serve as evidence in legal matters, such as insurance claims, medical malpractice cases, and disability claims. Additionally, health records are protected by privacy laws, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which further emphasizes their legal significance.

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  • 9. 

    What are six situations and conditions health care providers are legally required to report?

    Explanation
    Healthcare providers are legally required to report six situations and conditions. These include medical examiner's reports, infectious diseases, violent injuries, abuse or neglect, cancer, and communicable diseases. This reporting is necessary to ensure public health and safety, as well as to track the spread of diseases and identify potential cases of abuse or neglect. By reporting these situations and conditions, healthcare providers can contribute to the prevention and control of diseases, protect vulnerable individuals from harm, and facilitate appropriate interventions and treatments.

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  • 10. 

    What are the three areas medical professionals can attained

    Explanation
    Medical professionals can attain licenses, certifications, and registrations in order to practice their profession legally and demonstrate their competency. A license is granted by a state regulatory board and ensures that the professional has met the minimum requirements to practice in that state. Certification is typically obtained through a professional organization and signifies that the individual has met additional standards and has specialized knowledge or skills in a specific area of practice. Registration may be required by certain healthcare facilities or organizations to ensure that professionals meet specific criteria or standards.

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  • 11. 

    What is the controlled substances act of 1970

    Explanation
    The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 is a federal law that is enforced by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). This law regulates the manufacture, distribution, and possession of certain drugs and substances, classified as controlled substances. It aims to combat drug abuse and addiction by placing restrictions on the production, sale, and use of these substances. The DEA plays a crucial role in enforcing this law by investigating and prosecuting individuals and organizations involved in illegal drug activities.

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  • 12. 

    What is the good samaritan act

    Explanation
    The Good Samaritan Act provides legal protection to caregivers by granting them immunity from liability suits if they provide care in good faith and in a manner that a reasonable and prudent person would in a similar situation. This means that as long as caregivers act responsibly and with good intentions while providing care, they cannot be held legally responsible for any negative outcomes or harm that may occur. This act encourages individuals to help others in need without fear of legal repercussions, promoting a sense of community and compassion.

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  • 13. 

    What are the four elements that a planintiff;s attorney must prove

    Explanation
    The four elements that a plaintiff's attorney must prove are duty, dereliction of duty, direct cause, and damage. Duty refers to the legal obligation of the defendant to act in a certain way towards the plaintiff. Dereliction of duty means that the defendant failed to fulfill their duty towards the plaintiff. Direct cause establishes a clear link between the defendant's actions or negligence and the harm suffered by the plaintiff. Lastly, damage refers to the actual harm or injury that the plaintiff has suffered as a result of the defendant's actions.

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  • 14. 

    What is assault

    Explanation
    Assault is defined as an unauthorized report or threat to touch another person without their consent. This means that if someone makes a report or threatens to physically touch someone without their permission, it can be considered assault. This definition highlights the importance of consent and the violation of personal boundaries in determining what constitutes assault.

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  • 15. 

    What the difference between assault and battery

    Explanation
    Assault and battery are two distinct legal terms. Assault refers to the intentional act of attempting to harm someone physically, causing them to fear immediate harm. On the other hand, battery refers to the actual physical contact or touching of a person without their consent. While assault involves the threat of harm, battery involves the actual physical act. Therefore, the correct answer accurately distinguishes between the two terms by highlighting that assault is an attempt to harm, while battery is the actual unwanted physical contact.

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  • 16. 

    What is the best defense the caregiver has

    Explanation
    The best defense the caregiver has is the health record. This is because the health record contains all the necessary information about the patient's medical history, including any pre-existing conditions, allergies, medications, and previous treatments. Having access to the health record allows the caregiver to provide accurate and appropriate care to the patient, ensuring their safety and well-being. Additionally, the health record also serves as a legal document, providing evidence of the care provided and protecting the caregiver in case of any legal disputes.

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  • 17. 

    What is respondeat superior

  • 18. 

    What is the job of osha

    Explanation
    OSHA, which stands for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is responsible for ensuring safe and healthy working conditions for employees in the United States. They accomplish this by setting and enforcing standards, providing training and education, conducting inspections, and monitoring workplace safety practices. OSHA's main job is to control and monitor safety workers to ensure that they are following the necessary regulations and protocols to protect workers from hazards and prevent accidents or injuries in the workplace.

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  • 19. 

    What are medical ethics

    Explanation
    The correct answer explains that medical ethics are principles of ethics and moral conduct that govern the behavior and conduct of health professionals. This means that medical ethics provide guidelines for healthcare professionals to ensure they act ethically and morally in their practice. These principles help healthcare professionals make decisions that prioritize the well-being and best interests of their patients, while also considering issues such as patient autonomy, confidentiality, and justice. By following medical ethics, health professionals can maintain trust, integrity, and professionalism in their interactions with patients and the healthcare system.

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  • 20. 

    What  are you the ethical standards and  are responsible as an healthcare

    Explanation
    The ethical standards and responsibilities in healthcare include protecting patient confidentiality, following all state and federal laws, and being honest. These principles ensure that patient information is kept private and secure, that healthcare professionals adhere to legal requirements, and that they maintain honesty and integrity in their interactions with patients and colleagues. By upholding these standards, healthcare professionals can provide quality care and maintain trust with their patients.

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  • 21. 

    What is the self-determination act

    Explanation
    The Self-Determination Act refers to a legal provision that grants hospitalized patients the autonomy to make decisions regarding their healthcare upon admission to the hospital. This means that patients have the right to actively participate in the decision-making process and have their preferences and choices respected by healthcare providers. The Act aims to empower patients and ensure that their voices are heard in matters related to their own care and treatment.

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  • 22. 

    What is an advance directive

    Explanation
    An advance directive refers to a statement made by an individual regarding their preferences and instructions for medical decisions before a specific event or situation occurs. It allows individuals to communicate their desires for medical treatment or end-of-life care when they may not be able to do so themselves. This legal document ensures that their wishes are respected and followed by healthcare providers and family members, providing guidance in making important medical decisions on their behalf.

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  • 23. 

    Who should keep a copy of the advance directive

    Explanation
    The next of kin and the medical office chart should keep a copy of the advance directive. The next of kin, usually a close family member, is important to have a copy as they are often involved in making medical decisions on behalf of the individual. The medical office chart should also have a copy to ensure that healthcare providers are aware of the individual's wishes and can refer to it when necessary. This helps to ensure that the advance directive is easily accessible and can be followed in the event of a medical emergency or incapacity.

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