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Flashcards in Medical Legal/Ethics Deck (29):
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Abandonment

Aermination of paramedic-patient relationship without providing for continuation of care while still needed and desired by patient.

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Administrative law (aka regulatory law)

Enacted by an administrative or governmental agency at either the federal or state level, OSHA for example.

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Advance Directives

A document to ensure certain treatment choices honored when a patient is unconscious or otherwise unable to express choice of treatments.

Living Wills, Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, DNRs, Organ Donor Cards

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Appellate Courts

Will hear appeals of decisions by trial or appeals courts.

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Assault

Criminal or tortious (wrongful) by hreatening physical harm to a person, whether or not actual harm is done.
Unlawful placing person in apprehension of immediate bodily harm without his consent.

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Autonomy

A person's control over what happens to their own physical body.

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Battery

Unlawful touching of another individual without his consent

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Beneficence

To do good.

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Benevolence

The desire to do good.

10

Borrowed Servant Doctrine

If supervising other emergency care providers, you are liable for any negligent act they commit.

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Breach of Duty

Conduct that falls short of the standard expected under the circumstances.

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Malfeasance

The performance of a wrongful act.

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Misfeasance

The peformance of legal act in a manner that is harmful or injurious.

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Nonfeasance

The failure to perform a required act or duty.

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Feasance

The performance of an act or duty

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Certification

Recognition granted to individual who has met qualifications to part

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Civil Law

Non-criminal issues, such as personal injury, contract disputes, and matrimoial issues.

18

Code of Ethics for Physicians

The American Osteopathic Association

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Consequentialism

Acitions can by judged as good or bad only after we know the consequences of those actions.

20

Defamation

Person makes intentional false communications that injuries another person's reputation or good name.

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Defenses to Negligence

Good Samaritan Laws
Governmental Immunity
Statues of limitations
Contributory or comparative neglignece

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Golden Rule

Do unto other as you would have them do unto you.

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Good Samaritan Laws

Protects a person from liability if that person acts in good faith, is not neglignet, acts within their scope of practice, and does not accept payment for services.

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Intentional Tort

Civile wrong committed by one person againt another based on willful act

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Libel

Published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation.

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Malfeasance

To do harm.
The performance of a wrongful act by the paramedic.
Breach of duty.

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Military Triage

Help least seriously injured ; produces greatest number of solders who can returnd to duty.

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Misfeasance

The performnace of a legal act in a manner that is harmful or injurious.

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Morals

Of or concerned with the judgement if the goodness or badness of human action and character .
Concerning what is right or purdent.
Right vs wrong as determined by personal conscience .
Social, regligous, or personal standards of right and wrong.