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Study Guide Chapters 7 & 8

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Battery The basic of the tort of battery is unpriveleged touching of one person by another. A patient must consent to being touch.
Libel Libel is false and malicious writing about another, such as in published materials, pictures, and media.
Slander Slander is false and malicious spoken words.
Consent Legally competenet patients.
Subpoena Written command designating a person to appear in court under penalty for families to appear.
Abandonment Physician's refusal to treat a patient without final written notice to withdraw for the case.
Standard of Care Duty to perform within their scope of training and to always do what any reasonable and prudent health care professional in the same speciality or general field of practice would do.
Confidentiality Ethical and legal rules in regard to patient privacy.
Public Duty Physicians have a duty to the public to report diseases and injuries that jeopardize public health and welfare. Includes, abuse, child abuse, elder abuse, and domestic violence.
Good Samaritan Law Law that encourage physicians and health care professionals to prpvide medical care within the scope of their training without fear of being sued for negligence.
Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 Prohibits discrimination of individuals who have physical or mental disabilities from accessing public services and accommodations, employment, and telecommunications.
Informed Consent (Patient's right to know and understand any procedure to be performed) (1) The nature of any procedure and how it is to be performed.(2) Any possible risks involved, as well as expected outcomes of the procedure.(3) Any other methods of treatment and those (4) Risks if no treatment given.
Four D's of Negligence (1) Duty: duty of care (2) Derelict: breach of the duty of care (3) Direct cause: a legally recognizable injury occurs as a result of the breach of duty of care. (4)Damage: wrongful activity must have caused the injury or harm that occurred.
Res Ipsa Ioquitur The thing speaks for itself.
Ethical Issues (1) Abortion (2) Abuse (3) Artificial Insemination (4) Surrogate Motherhood (5) Human Cloning (6) Genetic Counseling (7) Physician-Assisted Suicide (8) Use of Healthcare Services (9) Organ Donation
Statue of Limitation Statue that defines the period in which legal action can take place.
Standard of Professional Conduct (Keeping within the principle of medical ethics). (1) Render service with full respect for the dignity of humanity (2) Respect confidential information obtained through employment unless legally authorized or required by responsible performance of duty to divulge such information.
Standard of Professional Conduct (3) Uphold the honor and high principles of the profession and accept its disciplines (4) Seek to continually improve the knowledge and skills of medical assistants for the benefit of patients and professional colleagues
Standard of Professional Conduct (5) Participate in additional service activities aimed toward improviing the health and well-being of the community.
Who owns a patients health record? The physician owns the record and the patient owns the information.
Scarce Health Resources Who should receive health benefits and treatment. How much money should be sent and distributed. Who would make decision for allocation of resources and services.
End-of-live Wishes/Advance Directive Patients make a choice regarding their own death. Patients have the right to direct health care professional regarding their death in the case of life-threatening illness.
Emancipated Minor Person under age 18 who are finacially responsible for themselves and free of parental care.
Durable Power of Attorney Designation of Health Care Surrogate. This document allows a patients to name another person as the official spokesperson for the pateint should be the patient be unable to make health care decisions.
Genetic Engineering Alteration, manipulation, replacement, or repair of genetic material.
Public Domain Police records, salaries of public officials.
Respondeat Superior Let the master answer.
ADA ADA law applies to businesses with at least 15 employees, but some states have more stringent laws. Require pre-employment physical only if you offer them the job. Qualifications and standards must be the same. ADA guidelines posted.
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