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Plaintiff

person bringing charges in a lawsuit

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defendant

person against when charges are brought

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liable

legally responsible

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litigious

prone to engage in lawsuits

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health care practioner

those who are trained to administer medical or heath care to patients

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precedent

decisions made by judges in various courts that become rule of law and apply to other cases

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summary judgement

decisions made by a court that pleads o based for trial

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law

rule of conduct or action prescribed or formally recognized as binding

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ethics

standards of behavior developed as result of ones concepts of right and wrong

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more values

ones personal concept of right or wrong formed through the influence of the family, culture or society

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code of ethics

a list or principles intended to govern behavior of those entrusted with providing care to the sick.

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Manufacture of health care equipment can be liable through

breach of warranty
untrue statements
fraud
intentional deceit

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Bioethics

discipline dealing with the ethical implications of biological research methods and results

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etiquette

standards of behaviors considered good manners

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Qualities of a health care provider

courtesy
compassion
people skills
common sense
technical skills

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steps in problem solving process

identify and clarify the problem
gather all the information
evaluate the evidence
consider alternatives and implications
choose and implement the best alternative

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fraud

dishonest or deceitful practices in depriving, or attempting to deprive another of his or her rights

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standards

A general requirement

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hippocratic oath

a pledge for physicians, developed by Hippocrates

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medical ethicist or bioethicist

specialists who consult with physicians, researchers, and others to help the make difficult decisions

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ethics committee

made up of individuals who are involved in a patients care, health care practitioners, family members, clergy and community

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protocol

a code prescribing correct behavior in a specific situation.

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agents

One who acts for or represents another.

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medical practice acts

State laws written for the express purpose of governing the practice of medicine

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Hammurabi

one of the earliest medical codes written by the babylonians.