Flashcards in Chapter 3 - Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues Deck (24):
Unilateral termination of care without consent and without provision for transfer of care to appropriate individual.
Written documentation that specifies medical treatment should a patient become unable to make decisions.
advance directive - or living will
Manner in which principles of ethics are incorporated into professional conduct.
Unlawfully placing a patient in fear of bodily harm.
Touching a patient or providing emergency care without consent.
Study of ethics that arise in medical care.
Disclosure of information without proper authorization.
breach of confidentiality
Damages awarded in a civil suit intended to restore plaintiff to same condition as prior.
The ability to make rational decisions about personal well-being.
Grant permission to render care.
Legal defense that may be raised regarding plaintiff's own responsibility for injury.
A persons ability to understand and process information and to make choices.
decision making capacity
Communication of false information that is damaging to a person's reputation.
Blood settling to the lowest point of body.
Written documentation by a physician giving permission to medical personnel to not attempt resuscitation.
do not resuscitate order (DNR)
Medicolegal term relating to certain personnel who by statute or function have a responsibility for care.
duty to act
Principle of law that permits a health care provider to treat a patient in an emergency when that patient is incapable of granting consent.
Consent in which a patient gives authorization for provision of care.
Confinement of a person without legal authority or consent.
Conduct that constitutes a willful or reckless disregard for a duty or standard of care
Consent in which a patient who is unable to give consent is given treatment under the assumption that her or she would want treatment.
Permission for treatment given by a competent patient after the potential risks, benefits and alternatives have been explained.
Code of conduct that can be defined by society.