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Chapter 3 Law and Ethics

The study of values, or morals and morality. It includes concepts such as right, wrong, good, evil, and responsibility. Ethics
The standards developed to affect quality and ensure the highest ethical and professional behavior. Code of Ethics
The ability to function independently Autonomy
A patient's decision making related to his/her own health. Informed Consent
The American healthcare system is based upon insuring this. The rights of patients
Loyalty and faithfulness to others. Fidelity
Acting to benefit others. The principle of doing good. Beneficence
The most important value in any pharmacy setting. Putting the patient first
A feeling of sorrow for someone resulting from sensitivity to his/her problems. Sympathy
Taking accountability for one's own actions. Responsibility
The most critical point of discussion in the relationship between the patient and the pharmacist. Allergies
Allegiance to a cause, ideal, custom, institution, or product. Loyalty
A person who acquires specialized knowledge and conforms to the technical and ethical standards of his/her occupation. Professional
Collaboration with colleagues for the good of the patient. Teamwork
Telling the truth Veracity
The primary concern of professional ethics. Moral Issues and Responsibility
Medicare provides fair and ethical treatment for these groups of people. The elderly and the disabled.
The code of ethics for pharmacists is based on this. Moral Obligations
This must be the highest priority of a pharmacist. Patient counseling
Created by: sarakiefer