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Ethics and Law

Chapter One

TermDefinition
Accreditation A nongovernmental process for ensuring that a predetermined set of standards has been met; used to assure the public that the graduates of a particular program are prepared to practice.
Competency Having the knowledge, skill and ability to perform a prescribed set of tasks or duties independently and with cofidence.
Duty Action or conduct based on moral or leagal obligation.
Licensure A process regulated by a governmental agency in which individuals are authorized to perform certain functions.
Oath A solenm promise to do something or to follow some guidelines.
Peer Review The process of allowing professional colleagues to critically examine treatment provided in a dental or dental hygiene case and render an opinion on the appropriateness of that treatment.
Professional Traits Characteristics desirable in a health care professional.
Professionalism The quality of performing with the skill, knowledge, and abilities of a professional person; the possession of specialized knowlegde and skill in a field of human endevor.
Standard A qualiaty or specific level of performance.
Traits A Characteristic.
Value A principle or concept considered worthwhile.
Created by: daisenmurray