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Chapter 3

Medico legal and Ethical Responsibilites

Standards of conduct generally accepted as a moral guide for behavior (morally right or wrong) Ethics
a customary code of conduct, courtesy and manners(how one acts) Etiquette
DNR, living will, health care proxy, Power of attorney Advanced directives
Contract law,Third party, Implied, and expressed Types of contracts
Drug Enforcement Agency DEA
Regulates the distribution of narcotics DEA
Food and Drug Administration FDA
Protect the health by ensuring safe pharmaceutical products FDA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA
ensures that all employers have a safe working conditions for employees OSHA
a legislation intended to limit health administration and privacy as well as prevent against fraud and abuse (patients confidentiality) HIPAA
Health Insurance Portability and Accountablility Act HIPAA
means wrong Tort
commonly used in the medical field in malpractice cases Tort law
negligence by a professional Malpractice
Unintentional and Intentional Types of Tort Law
a wrong doing that was not intended such as a baseball thru a window Unintentional
Such a slander or defamation of character, the person knew it was wrong but did it anyway Intentional
Conduct that falls below the standards of behavior established by law for the protection of others, against unreasonable risk of harm (failing to do what a reasonable person would do in a similar situation) Negligence
the patients has contributed to the injury(missed appointments, not following the prescribed treatment plan) Contributory negligence
the professional has a duty to the injured person Duty
the professional failed to meet that duty Derelict
failure to meet the duty caused the damage or injury Damages
The amount of time a person has to sue. Usually 1 to 3 years but varies by state Statue of limitations
let the master answer Respondeat superior
commands the original medical record in court Deuces tecum subpoena
a write that commands a witness under oath to appear at a trial Subpoena
Developed to try to uncover a patients value system and to guide a physicians decision about treatment. "How important is independence and self-sufficiency in your life?" Values History Form
A type of advance directive. Patient has the responsibility to communicate his or her decisions about various forms of life support to the surrogate Health Care Proxy
Is the right of a competent adult to make disposition of all or part of his or her body for transplant or research purposes. Approved in July 1968 Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
Created by: jcpickens