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Flashcards in Chapter 4 Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues Deck (13)
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abandoment

Leaving a patient after care has been initiated and before the patient has been transferred to someone with equal or greater medical training.

2

Advance directive

A DNR order; instructions written in advance of an event

3

Assault

Placing a person in fear of bodily harm

4

Battery

Causing bodily harm to or restraining a person.

5

Confindentiality

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.

6

Consent

Permission from the patent for care or other action by the EMT.

7

Crime scene

The location where a crime has been committed or any place that evidence relating to a crime may be found.

8

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.

9

Duty to act

An obligation to provide care to a patient.

10

Ethical

Regarding a social system or social or professional expectations for applying principles of right and wrong.

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Expressed consent

Consent given by adults who are of legal age and mentally competent to make a rational decision in regard to their medical well-being.

12

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.

13

HIPPA

THe Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, a federal law protecting the privacy of patient-specific health care information and providing the patient with control over how this information is used and distributed.