Craig Ch 7 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Sonography Flashcards
To protect people, correct injustice, and compensate for injury.
Goal of Medical Law
Human desire to do good and avoid evil.
Affect the individual rather than society as a whole.
Enforced by fed/state legislatures to uphold social order and protect the rights of individuals.
Enacted by agencies under government. (OSHA)
Court made law based on custom and usage.
Intentional and unintentional wrongful acts resulting in injury to a person or property.
Assault and physical injury through force or violence, Battery, Confidentiality
Negligence through breach, harm, causation.
Failure to meet standard of care
Injury suffered by patient
Failure of patients care was cause of injury
Right to prevent unauthorized contact is either written, verbal, or implied.
Legal responsibility for consequences of one’s actions.
Employer held responsible