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breach of confidentiality when confidential information is disclosed to a third party without patient consent or court order
durable power of attorney a relative who has been named as an agent to handle a patient’s affairs if the patient becomes incapacitated
emancipated minor a youth older than 16 and younger than 18 who is living separate and apart from and not receiving financial support from their parents; living beyond the parent’s custody and control; and not in foster care
ethics a code of conduct of a particular group of people or culture
etiquette following the rules and conventions governing correct or polite behavior in society in general or in particular social or professional group or situation
fraud intentional deception or misrepresentation could result in some unauthorized benefit to the individual or the entity or to another party
implied contract unwritten contract between a healthcare provider and a patient that is has all the components of a legal contract and is just as binding
implied promises promises that are neither spoken not written, but are implicated by the individuals’ actions and performance
litigious quick to take legal action
negligence failure to exercise a reasonable degree of care
privacy the right to be left alone and maintain individual autonomy, solitude, intimacy, and control over information about oneself
respondeat superior let the master answer; an employer is responsible for the actions of their employees in the course of employment.
subpoena duces tecum a legal document that requires an individual to appear in court with a piece of evidence that can be used or inspected by the court.
Created by: Alyshia