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Unilateral termination of care without consent and without provision for transfer of care to appropriate individual.

abandonment

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Written documentation that specifies medical treatment should a patient become unable to make decisions.

advance directive - or living will

3

Manner in which principles of ethics are incorporated into professional conduct.

applied ethics

4

Unlawfully placing a patient in fear of bodily harm.

assult

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Touching a patient or providing emergency care without consent.

battery

6

Study of ethics that arise in medical care.

bioethics

7

Disclosure of information without proper authorization.

breach of confidentiality

8

Damages awarded in a civil suit intended to restore plaintiff to same condition as prior.

compensatory damages

9

The ability to make rational decisions about personal well-being.

competent

10

Grant permission to render care.

consent

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Legal defense that may be raised regarding plaintiff's own responsibility for injury.

contributory negligence

12

A persons ability to understand and process information and to make choices.

decision making capacity

13

Communication of false information that is damaging to a person's reputation.

defamation

14

Blood settling to the lowest point of body.

dependent lividity

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Written documentation by a physician giving permission to medical personnel to not attempt resuscitation.

do not resuscitate order (DNR)

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Medicolegal term relating to certain personnel who by statute or function have a responsibility for care.

duty to act

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Principle of law that permits a health care provider to treat a patient in an emergency when that patient is incapable of granting consent.

emergency doctrine

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Consent in which a patient gives authorization for provision of care.

expressed consent

19

Confinement of a person without legal authority or consent.

false imprisonment

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Conduct that constitutes a willful or reckless disregard for a duty or standard of care

gross negligence

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Consent in which a patient who is unable to give consent is given treatment under the assumption that her or she would want treatment.

implied consent

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Permission for treatment given by a competent patient after the potential risks, benefits and alternatives have been explained.

informed consent

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Code of conduct that can be defined by society.

morality

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Philosophy of right and wrong.

ethics