Flashcards in Chapter 4 Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues Deck (13)
Leaving a patient after care has been initiated and before the patient has been transferred to someone with equal or greater medical training.
A DNR order; instructions written in advance of an event
Placing a person in fear of bodily harm
Causing bodily harm to or restraining a person.
The obligation not to reveal information obtained about a patient expect to other health care professionals involved in the patient's care, or under subpoena, or in a court of law, or when the patient has signed a release of confidentiality.
Permission from the patent for care or other action by the EMT.
The location where a crime has been committed or any place that evidence relating to a crime may be found.
Do not resuscitate (DNR) order
A legal document, usually signed by the patient and his physician, which states that the patient has a terminal illness and does not wish to prolong life through resuscitative efforts.
Duty to act
An obligation to provide care to a patient.
Regarding a social system or social or professional expectations for applying principles of right and wrong.
Consent given by adults who are of legal age and mentally competent to make a rational decision in regard to their medical well-being.
Good Samaritan laws
A series of laws, varying in each state, designed to provide limited legal protection for citizens and some health care personnel when they are administering emergency care.