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Living Will Allows a person to state in advance whether to receive treatment and what treatment to withhold if the person is terminally ill or permanently unconscious
Durable Power or Attorney Allows another person to make decisions if the person is unable to make them.
Advance Directive Takes effect only when a patient loses the ability to make his or her own decisions.
Legal Directive Legal documents that allow patients to express their wishes about their care and treatment.
Ombudsmen Social worker, nurse or trained volunteer who makes certain that the patient is not abused and that the person’s rights are secure.
Consent Permission granted by a person voluntarily and in sound mind.
Conduct Behavior or a person’s actions.
Licensure Authorization by the state to perform the functions of an occupation for which educational and examination standards are specified; legal permission to practice.
Privileged communication Personal or private information relating to the care given by health care personnel.
Ethics Rules of conduct of a given profession; standard of behavior developed as a result of your morale value.
Confidential Private, restricted, secret
Privacy The right of the individual to be let alone.
Confidentiality The responsibility for limiting disclosure of private matters.
Security To control access & protect info from accidental or intentional disclosure.
Fraud Dishonest or deceitful practices in depriving, or attempting to deprive, another of his or her rights.
Retrospective Documentation Those where healthcare providers add documentation, after care has been given, for the purpose of increasing reimbursement or avoiding suspension from the medical staff.
Bioethics A discipline dealing with the ethical implications of biological research methods and results, especially medicine.
Litigious Prone to engage in lawsuits.
Hippocratic Oath A pledge for physicians, developed by the Greek physician Hippocrates circa 400 B.C.
Bioethicist Specialist who consult with physicians and others to help with difficult ethical decisions.
Etiquette Standards of behavior considered good manners among members of a profession as they function as individuals in society.
Summary Judgment A decision made by a court in a lawsuit in response to a motion that pleads there is not basis for a trial.
Protocol Rules of etiquette that apply to one’s place of employment/business.
Precedent A case that serves as a model for future cases.
Liable Legally responsible.
Plaintiff The person bringing the suit.
Defendant The person against whom the suit is brought.
Created by: Mackey1