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Define empathy.

The ability to see a situation from the viewpoint of the person experiencing it.

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How far is the patients 'private/personal space'?

4-5 feet or two arm lengths away.

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Define Ethnocentrism.

Seeing one's own life as the most acceptable or best. It includes acting in a superior manner toward another culture's way.

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Define Cultural Imposition.

Forcing one's beliefs, values, and patterns of behavior on people from another culture.

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Define closed-ended questions.

Questions that are restrictive in form and can be answered with a "yes" or "no".

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Define open-ended questions.

Questions asked in a narrative form that cannot be answered with a "yes" or "no".

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The act of interpreting symbols and format is defined as what?

Decoding.

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The act of placing a message in an understandable format written or verbal is defined as what?

Encoding.

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Define ethics.

Discipline relating to right or wrong, moral duty and obligation, moral principles and values, and moral character, a standard for honourable behaviour designed by a group with expected conformity.

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Define morals.

Socal standards or customs; dealing with what is right or wrong in a practical sense.

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Define Beneficence.

The principle of doing good for the patient.

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Define Benevolence.

The desire to do good.

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Define Non Malfeasance.

The obligation not to harm the patient.

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Define Autonomy

a competent adult patient’s right to determine what happens to his own body, including treatment for medical illnesses and injuries.

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Define Impartiality Test

Asks whether you would be willing to undergo this procedure or action if you were in the patient’s place.

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Define Universalizability Test

Asks whether you would want this action performed in all relevantly similar circumstances, which helps the paramedic to avoid short-sightedness.

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Define Interpersonal Justifiability Test

Asks whether you can defend or justify your actions to others.

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Define patient advocacy

Defending them, protecting them, and acting in their best interests.

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The scope of Practice definition?

A range of duties and skills paramedics are allowed and expected to perform.

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The performance of a wrongful or unlawful act by the paramedic. Example, a paramedic commits malfeasance if she assaults a patient. This is the definition of what?

Malfeasance

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It's the performance of a legal action in a manner that is harmful or injurious. Example intubated a patient but fails to confirm placement and leaves the tube in place.

Misfeasance

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Is the failure to perform a required act or duty. Example, failing to fully immobilize an MVC patient complaining of neck and back pain.

Nonfeasance

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Unlawfully placing a person in apprehension of immediate bodily harm without consent. Example, scaring your patient who is afraid of needles with an IV.

Assault

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Unlawful touching of another individual without consent.

Battery