Flashcards in Patient Care Deck (63)
A list of patients rights, offering protection to the patients
Patients bill of rights
Laws that govern the relationships between individuals is known as
The type of law that governs the rights between individuals in non criminal actions is called?
Tort law is what type of law?
Personal injury law
What are the two types of torts?
1. Those resulting from intentional action
2. Those resulting from unintentional action
Intentional tort includes:
Libel and slander
invasion of privacy
Performing or threatening to perform intentional injury for bodily harm to another?
Touching a person without permission
Intentional confinement without authorization by one who physically constructs a person using force, threat of force or confining clothing or structures
Written defamation of character
When confidentiality of information had not been maintained or when the patients body has been improperly and unnecessarily exposed or touched?
Invasion of privacy
Unintentionally causes injury to a patient
Neglect or omission of reasonable care or caution
Standard that requires that a person perform as any reasonable man of ordinary prudence
Doctrine of the reasonably prudent man
An act of negligence in the contacts of such a relationship is defined as
Even though someone else may be sued and held liable under another rule of law it does not negate one’s own responsibility is?
Doctrine of personal liability
What is a legal doctrine that holds an employer liable for negligent acts of employees that occur while they are carrying out his her orders or otherwise serving his her interest
Doctrine of respondeat superior
What can be applied to a radiographer who is performing radiographic procedures under the guidance and directions of a radiologist
Doctrine of borrowed servant
What are cases where the procedures begin with the facts of evidence and proceeds to establish that the fax would not have been true if there had not been negligent on someone’s part
Doctrine of res ipsa loquitur
A pair of forceps has been left in a patient’s abdomen after surgical procedure which doctrine is this
Doctrine of res ipsa loquitur
For a radiographer to be found negligent in a quart and held liable for damages to civil proceeding must establish the following elements
duty expected of the radiographer
Breach of duty by the radiographer
Cause of injury due to the radiographers negligent
Injury to the patient actually occurred
The radiographer has the duty to perform radiographic procedures acting as any reasonable and prudent radiographer would’ve acted under similar circumstances this is defined as
Duty (standard of care)
The videographer has a duty to provide radiographs that are of optimum quality for the position diagnosis. If the patient’s condition deteriorates due to the radiographers failure to provide optimum quality radiographs are images for the physician to interpret is?
Breach of care
A patient’s injury must be the direct result of a radiographers negligence. The radiographer has the duty to ensure that a dizzy or semi conscious patient does not pop them an x-ray table if the Radiographer left the patient unattended in the x-ray room this would be the
What is an individual could reasonably foresee that certain actions or in actions on his her part could result in injury to another person
Doctrine of foreseeability
What comes from the Greek ethos meaning character
What is defined as the individual character of a person or persons and can also be defined as the study of morality
What is the right to make decisions without being pressured