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MedLaw & Ethics

Med law and ethics final

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What is assault? threat of bodily harm to another
What is a tort? Civil injury or wrongful act that is committed against another person.
What is nonmaleficence? the duty to abstain from inflicting ham and to prevent harm
What is Utiliatrianism? greatest good for the greatest number
What is Beneficence? all acts must be meant to attain a good result?
What is autonomy? the right of all persons to make rational decisions free from pressure.
What is failure or omission to perform professional duties to an accepted level? negligence
What are bioethicists? specialists who give thought to ethical concerns as they pertain to medicine and medical research.
What is true of the Good Samaritan Law? help protect health care professionals who provide emergency care. A healthcare worker is not legally required to provide aid. Also, the healthcare worker is only required to work within their scope.
A professional exercise of the type of care a reasonable person would use in a similar circumstance is? standard of care
What are forms of intentional misconduct? slander and invasion of privacy
Unjustified or threatened restrains of a patient satisfies which torts? false imprisonment and assault
What are laws passed by legislative bodies? statutory
What is libel? any publication in print, writing, pictures, or signs that injures the reputation of another person.
What are intentional torts? battery, false imprisonment, assault, defamation.
Threatening to tape an elderly's patient's mouth shut and then proceeding to do it with an injury to the patient would be? assault and battery
what is ethics? the use of reason and logic to perform duties and solve problems
Rights based ethics emphasize? individual rights of persons
if the radiography performed a C spine on someone who was supposed to get an elbow exam, what charges can be brought against him/her? battery
Civil law includes? medical malpractice, torts and contracts
Unethical acts are? not always illegal
what does respondeat superior mean? let the master answer
What is assault? threat of bodily harm to another
What is a tort? Civil injury or wrongful act that is committed against another person.
The duty to fulfill one's commitments best describes what? fidelity
What is nonmaleficence? the duty to abstain from inflicting ham and to prevent harm
Regulatory rules are? rules that are passed by federal agencies
What is Utiliatrianism? greatest good for the greatest number
What is Beneficence? all acts must be meant to attain a good result?
What is autonomy? the right of all persons to make rational decisions free from pressure.
The safeguards included in the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act are? the time of death is determined by a physician who is not involved with the transplant and no money is allowed to exchange hands.
What is failure or omission to perform professional duties to an accepted level? negligence
What are bioethicists? specialists who give thought to ethical concerns as they pertain to medicine and medical research.
What is true of the Good Samaritan Law? help protect health care professionals who provide emergency care. A healthcare worker is not legally required to provide aid. Also, the healthcare worker is only required to work within their scope.
A professional exercise of the type of care a reasonable person would use in a similar circumstance is? standard of care
What are forms of intentional misconduct? slander and invasion of privacy
Unjustified or threatened restrains of a patient satisfies which torts? false imprisonment and assault
What are laws passed by legislative bodies? statutory
What is libel? any publication in print, writing, pictures, or signs that injures the reputation of another person.
What are intentional torts? battery, false imprisonment, assault, defamation.
Threatening to tape an elderly's patient's mouth shut and then proceeding to do it with an injury to the patient would be? assault and battery
what is ethics? the use of reason and logic to perform duties and solve problems
Rights based ethics emphasize? individual rights of persons
if the radiography performed a C spine on someone who was supposed to get an elbow exam, what charges can be brought against him/her? battery
Civil law includes? medical malpractice, torts and contracts
Unethical acts are? not always illegal
what does respondeat superior mean? let the master answer
What is empathy? understanding the feelings of others
What is honesty in all aspect of one's professional life? veracity
The duty to fulfill one's commitments best describes what? fidelity
Regulatory rules are? rules that are passed by federal agencies
What must be proven under the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur? injury could not have occurred without negligence and the patient did not contribute in any way.
T/F? Informed consent doesn't need to be given if the RT doesn't believe the patient wants to know about the procedure? False
The safeguards included in the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act are? the time of death is determined by a physician who is not involved with the transplant and no money is allowed to exchange hands.
Can adults who are conscious and mentally capable refuse to grant consent? yes
What tort can be charged for an improper action or failure to perform an action? tort of negligence
What does res ipsa loquitur mean? the thing speaks for itself
What is privileged communication? confidential information that has been told to a physician by a patient.
Who was the Patient Bill of Rights instituted by? The American Hospital Association
What is a form of unintentional misconduct? negligence
What is a living will? a patient request to either use or not use life-sustaining treatments and artificial nutrition
What does the Patient Bill of Rights insure? the patient is in charge of his or her own health care plan.
What conditions must be met for a patient's consent to be valid? the patient must sign consent before any sedation, the physician named on the consent form must perform the procedure, and all the blanks on the consent form must be filled in before the patient signs it.
If a patient rolls up his sleeve to have blood taken would be an example of? implied consent
What is a professional misconduct or demonstration of an unreasonable lack of skill with a result of injury, loss or damage to the patient? malpractice
misfeasance is? the improper performance of an otherwise proper or lawful act
what is reckless disregard for life or limb? gross negligence
what is performing a wrong and illegal act? malfeasance
what is nonfeasance? failure to perform a necessary act
What provides a record from birth to death, contains personal and medical info and legal documents? Medical record
What does the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1994 allow? the father and mother to take a leave of absence of up to 12 weeks in any 12 month period when a baby is born. Also to take leave for own family members medical or family related situations
What does the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 require? minimum wage, payment for overtime and sets a max number of hours that employees may work.
The medical record is legally owned by who? healthcare institution
What does the Civil Rights Act of 1991 permits the court to award what to mistreated employees? compensatory damages and punitive damages.
The employment at will concept includes what? employment can be terminated at any time for no reason and an employee may quit at any time.
The Age Discrimination in Employement Act of 1967 protects people of what age against employment discrimination? 40+
How long should records of adult patient be kept a minimum of? 10 years
Medical record entries should be made within what? 30 days of the patient's dischage
What act prohibits discrimination based on color/race, religion, and gender? Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
What act requires an employer to make reasonable accommodations for disabled employees? American with Disabilities Act of 1990
under what act must employers pay into a fund to help cover costs when an employee is hurt? Worker's Compensation Act
What does Worker's Compensation Act protect workers and their families from financial problems resulting from? employment related injury, disease and death.
What must a medical record include in its contents? past medical issues, current diagnosis and treatment and family medical history.
Which act requires that employers are to contribute to Social Security plans for their employees? Federal Insurance Contribution Act of 1935
Which act is known as the Wagner Act? National Labor Relations Act
OSHA stands for? Occupational Safety and Health Act
the Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973 requires that employers with how many employees must provide an HMO alternative to regular group insurance? 25
the Equal Pay act of 1964 makes discrimination of what illegal? gender
What do you do when you correct a medical error on a medical paper? draw a line through the error, write the correction date above the error and initial and date the change.
When are medical record from state open record laws exempt? the benefit of disclosure for the public interest (safety) outweigh confidentiality
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